Explore light reactions, the Calvin cycle, and the equation for photosynthesis that allows plants to use carbon dioxide and energy from the sun to form glucose.
This lesson teaches you more about photosynthesis and how plants take energy from the sun to generate ATP, NADPH, and oxygen through light reactions.
Learn about the processes that take place during the photosynthesis light reactions, including how chemiosmosis drives the production of ATP.
Learn how the Calvin cycle uses the ATP and NADPH formed during the light reactions to generate glucose - fulfilling the ultimate purpose of photosynthesis.
Learn how plant physiology affects the efficiency of photosynthesis and how the C4 and CAM pathways address issues like that of photorespiration.
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