Lecture+11+-+Photosynthesis+-+Light+Reactions

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1 Photosynthesis The process of photosynthesis composed of two major steps 7.16 Schematic picture of the overall organization of the membranes in the chloroplast Photosynthesis occurs in chloroplasts. Chloroplasts are specialized structures with several functionally separated compartments. Chloroplasts have two layer membrane, and an extensive thylakoid membrane system arranged into stacks (grana) and channels that connect them.
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2 thylakoids granum stroma channels thylakoids are complex functional units Thylakoid membranes have several types of pigments (colored molecules) arranged in a certain manner, together with special proteins 7.15 Transmission electron micrograph of a chloroplast from pea ( Pisum sativum ) 7.6 Molecular structure of some photosynthetic pigments (Part 1) Chlorophyll a & b are major photosynthetic pigments
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3 7.6 Molecular structure of some photosynthetic pigments (Part 2) There are many other accessory pigments 7.1 Light is a transverse electromagnetic wave Light has characteristics of both a wave and a
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