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Converting light energy into chemical energy stored in the form of sugar

Photosynthesis

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Equation

Carbon dioxide + water + light = sugar + oxygen

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Autotrophs

Organisms that produce their own food

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Stroma

Thick liquid

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Thylakoids

Individual sac

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Grana

Stack of thylakoids

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Chlorophyll

Pigment found inside thylakoids sacs and captures light energy

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Electromagnetic energy

Energy in sunlight

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Pigments

Light absorbing molecules

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Photons

Fixed quantity of light energy

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Light dependent reaction

Converts light energy into chemical energy

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Light Independent Reaction

Uses ATP and NADPH to produce glucose

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LDR occurs in

Thylakoid

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LIR occurs in

Stroma

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CO2 fixation

CO2 combines with RuBP with the help of RuBP carboxylase

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CO2 Reduction

CO2 is reduced to a carbohydrate

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RuPB regeneration

Every 3 turns of the Calvin Cycle 5 molecules of G3P reform 3 molecules of RuBP

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Xylem

Carries water

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Phloem

Carries food

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Stoma

Area of gas exchange