Flashcards in Chapter 6 -4 Deck (13)
What two things happen in light independent reactions?
What is carbon fixation?
converting C02 into sugar
What is carbon reduction powered by?
ATP & NADPH from light reactions
What do plants do with the glucose?
Store excess as starch/sucrose
What are 85% of species?
What do C3 plants do on hot days?
Close stomata which decreases C02 and increases 02 which causes photorespiration
What has a high attraction to 02?
What, essentially, does the Calvin Cycle do & not do?
it does FIX 02
it doesn't produce carbs/ and there is no plant growth
What do C4 and CAM plants do?
they are adapted to conserve water and maintain sugar production
What are C4 plants?
corn and grasses
What are CAM plants?
succulents, cacti, pineapples
How does photosynthesis moderate the greenhouse effect?
by removing C02 from the atmosphere