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Biology: The Dynamic Science, Chapter 9 absorption spectrum Curve representing the amount of light absorbed at each wavelength. action spectrum Graph produced by plotting the effectiveness of light at each wavelength in driving photosynthesis. antenna complex (light–harvesting complex) In photosystems, the sites at which light is absorbed and converted into chemical energy during photosynthesis, an aggregate of many chlorophyll pigments and a number of carotenoid pigments that serves as the primary site of absorbing light energy in the form of photons. autotroph An organism that produces its own food using CO 2 and other simple inorganic compounds from its environment and energy from the sun or from oxidation of inorganic substances. C 4 pathway In C 4 plants the pathway to fix CO 2 into oxaloacetate in mesophyll cells and then produce CO 2 for the Calvin cycle in bundle sheath cells. CAM pathway
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