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- Light and Dark Reactions in Photosynthesis
- The Process of Photosynthesis The Dark Reactions
Photosynthesis in desert plants has evolved adaptations that conserve water. In harsh, dry heat, every drop of water must be used to survive. Because stomata must open to allow for the uptake of CO 2 , water escapes from the leaf during active photosynthesis.
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Blankenship, Robert E. Department of Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Berkowitz, Gerald A. Portis, Archie R. Shopes, R. Last reviewed: March
Photosynthesis sustains virtually all life on planet Earth providing the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat; it forms the basis of global food chains and meets the majority of humankind's current energy needs through fossilized photosynthetic fuels. The process of photosynthesis in plants is based on two reactions that are carried out by separate parts of the chloroplast. The light reactions occur in the chloroplast thylakoid membrane and involve the splitting of water into oxygen, protons and electrons. The protons and electrons are then transferred through the thylakoid membrane to create the energy storage molecules adenosine triphosphate ATP and nicotinomide—adenine dinucleotide phosphate NADPH. The basic principles of solar energy capture, energy, electron and proton transfer and the biochemical basis of carbon fixation are explained and their significance is discussed. It is the biochemical process that sustains the biosphere as the basis for the food chain.
Light and Dark Reactions in Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that, through cellular respiration , can later be released to fuel the organism's metabolic activities. Most plants , algae , and cyanobacteria perform photosynthesis; such organisms are called photoautotrophs. Photosynthesis is largely responsible for producing and maintaining the oxygen content of the Earth's atmosphere, and supplies most of the energy necessary for life on Earth. Although photosynthesis is performed differently by different species, the process always begins when energy from light is absorbed by proteins called reaction centres that contain green chlorophyll pigments. In plants, these proteins are held inside organelles called chloroplasts , which are most abundant in leaf cells, while in bacteria they are embedded in the plasma membrane. In these light-dependent reactions, some energy is used to strip electrons from suitable substances, such as water, producing oxygen gas.
The Process of Photosynthesis The Dark Reactions
Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants absorb light energy from the sun with the assistance of water and carbon dioxide, and transform it into chemical energy to make synthesize carbohydrate specifically glucose and oxygen. If you need a longer review, check out our lesson on photosynthesis before reading on. The "light-independent" or dark reactions happen in the stroma of the chloroplasts.
Chloroplasts pp Cite as. Rather, these direct products of photosynthesis are used to synthesize more appropriate storage forms of energy. The final achievement of photosynthesis, therefore, is the biosynthesis of carbohydrate, as glucose , from CO 2 and H 2 O.
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