Exam 3 Photosynthesis Basics
- University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- Biology 140
- Exam 3 Photosynthesis Basics
Last Modified: 2011-07-08
Related Textbooks:Life: The Science of Biology
•Reaction center is chlorophyll a molecule P680—absorbs at 680nm
•Reaction center is chlorophyll a molecule P700—absorbs in the 700nm range
Cyclic electron transport—produces ATP only
-reduction of 3pg(triose sugar/monosacaride) to g3
-regen of RuBP
-Adds oxygen instead of CO2 reducing plant growth
Products: 3pg and phosphoglycerate
Causes a loss of CO2
-pallisades in mesophyll cells have abundance of rubisco
-Tropical plants sugar canes corn
-can close stomata but will not respirate because there is no affinity for oxygen
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