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Unformatted text preview: inner membrane of chloroplast Chloroplast Stroma: Dense fluid of the chloroplast Inner and Outer Membrane Granum Thylakoid: system of interconnected sacs Thylakoid Space: space between sacs Leaves are the major site of photosynthesis Mesophyll is >ssue in the interior of a leaf * delivers water and minerals from the soil Contains ~30 to 40 chloroplasts Color of leaf comes from green pigment  ­ chlorophyll located in the thylakoid membrane found in chloroplast Summary equaBon for photosynthesis: 6CO2 + 12H2O + light energy C6H12O6 + 6O2 + 6H2O •  Glucose is used to simplify the rela>onship between photosynthesis and respira>on •  However, the ------- product of photosynthesis is actually a 3 ­carbon sugar used to make direct glucose •  12 H2O molecules are consumed and 6 H2O molecules are made 6CO2 + 6H2O + light energy C6H12O6 + 6O2 •  Reverse reac>on of cellular respira>on •  both processes occur in plant cells •  Divide summary equa>on by six to get the simplest one: CO2 + H2O + light energy [CH2O] + O2 General formula for carbohydrates Photosynthesis involves the spliCng of water molecules: Note: O2 is derived from H2O not CO2...
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