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Photosynthesis Topics in Depth
Inputs and Architecture of Photosynthesis
Organic molecules, also known as molecules that contain carbon and hydrogen, sustain life on this planet. Animals—that's us, by the way—that depend completely on taking in organic compounds fro...
The Light-Dependent and Light-Independent Reactions
The light reactions, or the light-dependent reactions, are up first. We call them either and both names. The whole process looks a little like this:Do not freak out or fill your head with all the c...
Inputs and ArchitectureNeed help remembering the difference between a heterotroph and an autotroph? It helps to learn the roots of these words. "Troph" means feed, auto mean "self," and hetero mean...
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Input and ArchitectureWhy are leaves green? Red light has a longer wavelength than blue light. Which light has higher energy? What molecule in a plant actually absorbs the light energy...
Made From Trees
Offline ResourcesAlberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Rff, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2002). Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts, Molecular Biology of the Cell (767-828) New Y...
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