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Unformatted text preview: o Leaf anatomy Stoma are openings for Co2 Location of photo synthetic reactions The convesion of sunlight energy to chemical energy occurs on the thylokoid membranes Two groups of reactions Light dependent o Cholorphyll and other molecules of the thylakoids capture sunlight energy o Sunlight energy is converted to the energy needed for photosynthesis to happen Light independent o Enzymes in the stroma synthesize Light dependent reactions Capture of light by pigments Light dependent reactions is thylakoid membranes o Photosystem II generates ATP o Photosystem I generates NADPH The energy in visible light Visible light is radiation fall between 400-750 nanometer Light captured by pigments Absorption of certain wavelengths Reflection allows us to see the leaves Why autumn leaves turn color Chlorophyll breaks down before carotenoids Page 120...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course BIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Beitch during the Spring '07 term at Quinnipiac.
- Spring '07