Chapter 8: Photosynthesis
light absorbing molecules
plants principal pigment
saclike photosynthesis membranes
a stack of thylakoids
region outside the thyakoids membranes
produce oxygen gas and convert ADP and NADP into energy carriers NADPH
uses ATP and NADPH from the light-dependent reactions energy sugars
Where does the energy in most food oringinally come from?
What are organisms that obtain energy from the food they eat called?
principal chemical compound that cell uses to store energy
plants use the energy of sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates
light and chlorophyll
What does photosynthesis require in addition to water and carbon dioxide?
In what regions of the visible spectrum does chlorophyll, the principal pigment used by plant to absorb energy, absorb light?
the blue and red regions