lecture24F06 - Photosynthesis By the end of this lecture...

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Photosynthesis By the end of this lecture you should be able to… Describe photosynthesis as an ecological as well as a physiological process. Provide an overview of the mechanics of photosynthesis and discuss its importance as a physiological and ecological process. Concepts and terms: light and dark reactions, redox reaction Discuss anatomical features of leaves important for photosynthesis. Concepts and terms: leaf anatomy, chloroplast structure, grana, stroma Describe the energy transformations in the light reactions. Concepts and terms: light absorption, chlorophyll, photosystems I and II, action spectrum, NADPH, ATP, cyclic and non-cyclic e flow. Describe chemiosmosis. Describe the Calvin cycle. Concepts and terms: RUBISO, 3PG Assigned reading: Chapter 10; p181-195
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C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 + 6H 2 O <-> 12H 2 O + 6 CO 2
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C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6H 2 O > 6CO 2 + 6H 2 0 G = -686 kcal/mol; an exergonic reaction. Exergonic
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course IB 201 taught by Professor Hughes/berlocher during the Spring '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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