Chapter 8 Photosynthesis

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autotroph

organisms such as plants, which make their own food

heterotroph

organisms such as animals, that cannot use the sun's energy directly; obtain energy from the foods they consume

adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

one of the principal chemical compounds that cells use to store and release energy

photosynthesis

plant use the energy of sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into high-energy carbohydrates-sugars and starches-and oxygen, a waste product

pigment

light-absorbing molecule plants gather

chlorophyll

the plant's principal pigment

thylakoid

saclike photosynthetic membranes in chloroplasts

photosystem

clusters where proteins in the thylakoid membrane organize chlorophyll and other pigments

stroma

the region outside the thylakoid membranes

NADP+

carrier molecule that accepts and holds 2 high-energy electrons along with a hydrogen ion

light-dependent reactions

reactions that require light

ATP synthase

protein in cell membrane that spans the membrane and allow H+ ions to pass through it

Calvin cycle

when plants use the energy that ATP and NADPH contain to build high-energy compounds that can be stored for a long time

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