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among intermediate c ompounds and us e the ATP and NADPH produc ed by the light reac tions . In this ex erc is e, y ou will trac k c arbon atoms through
the Calv in c y c le as required for the net produc tion of one molec ule of G3P.
For each interm ediate com pound in the Calvin cycle, identify the num ber of m olecules of that interm ediate and the total num ber of carbon
atom s contained in those m olecules. As an exam ple, the output G3P is labeled for you: 1 m olecule with a total of 3 carbon atom s.
Labels m ay be used once, m ore than once, or not at all. Hin t 1. Changes to carbon skeletons in the Calvin cycle
The Calv in c y c le is es s entially a s equenc e of reac tions that s huffle c arbon atoms among different molec ules . Within the Calv in c y c le, the total
number of c arbon atoms is c ons erv ed: There is no net gain or los s of c arbon atoms . Carbon atoms enter the Calv in c y c le as indiv idual CO2
molec ules (1 c arbon atom per molec ule) and ex it the c y c le in the 3c arbon s ugar gly c eraldehy de3phos phate (G3P). Hin t 2. What happens to a CO2 molecule in Phase 1 of the Calvin cycle?
Phas e 1 of the Calv in c y c le (c arbon fix ation) c ons is ts of a reac tion between a molec ule of CO2 and a molec ule of RuBP, c ataly z ed by the
enz y me Rubis c o.
For each m olecule of CO2 that enters the Calvin cycle, which equation correctly represents what happens to its carbon (C) as the next
interm ediate is produced?
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3 C + 15 C → 18 C
1 C + 2 C → 3 C
1 C + 1 C → 2 C
3 C + 3 C → 6 C
1 C + 5 C → 3 C + 3 C Hin t 3. What happens to all of the G3P produced in Phase 2 of the Calvin cycle?
Only 1 of the G3P molec ules produc ed in Phas e 2 of the Calv in c y c le is ex ported from the c y c le. The remaining G3P molec ules are us ed in
Phas e 3.
What happens to the rem ainder of the G3P produced in P...
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