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Which of the following products of the light reactions of photosynthesis is consumed during the Calvin cycle?
-During the Calvin cycle electrons stored in NADPH are used to reduce carbon.
The overall function of the Calvin cycle is _____.
-Using the ATP and NADPH made during the light reactions, carbon is reduced in the Calvin cycle and sugar is made.
The conversion of light energy to chemical energy that is stored in glucose or other organic compounds; occurs in plants, algae, and certain prokaryotes.
An organelle found only in plants and photosynthetic protists that absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds from carbon dioxide and water.
The steps in photosynthesis that occur on the thylakoid membranes of the chloroplast and that convert solar energy to the chemical energy of ATP and NADPH, evolving oxygen in the process.
A flattened membrane sac inside the chloroplast, used to convert light energy to chemical energy.
The second of two major stages in photosynthesis (following the light reactions), involving atmospheric CO₂ fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate.
The fluid of the chloroplast surrounding the thylakoid membrane; involved in the synthesis of organic molecules from carbon dioxide and water.
A green pigment located within the chloroplasts of plants. Chlorophyll a can participate directly in the light reactions, which convert solar energy to chemical energy.
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate)
An adenine-containing nucleoside triphosphate that releases free energy when its phosphate bond are hydrolyzed. This energy is used to drive endergonic reactions in cells.
The light reactions of photosynthesis use _____ and produce _____.
-NADPH is a reactant in the Calvin cycle.
CAM plants keep stomata closed in daytime, thus reducing loss of water. They can do this because they
fix CO₂ into organic acids during the night.
Photosynthesis is a redox reaction. This means that H2O is _____ during the light reactions and CO2 is _____ during the Calvin cycle.
-During the light reactions of photosynthesis, water is oxidized, and during the Calvin cycle, carbon is reduced.
Which of the following are products of the light reactions of photosynthesis that are utilized in the Calvin cycle?
ATP and NADPH
In a plant cell, where are the ATP synthase complexes located?
Thylakoid membrane and inner mitochondrial membrane
In mitochondria, chemiosmosis translocates protons from the matrix into the intermembrane space, whereas in chloroplasts, chemiosmosis translocates protons from
the stroma to the thylakoid space.
Why are C4 plants able to photosynthesize with no apparent photorespiration?
They use PEP carboxylase to initially fix CO₂
When light strikes chlorophyll molecules, they lose electrons, which are ultimately replaced by _____.
-The electrons removed from water are transferred to P680.
Which of the following is a product of the light reactions of photosynthesis?
Oxygen, ATP, and NADPH
Approximately what wavelength of light is best absorbed by chlorophyll a, the pigment that participates directly in the light reactions?
You obtain the pigments called carotenoids in your diet when you eat carrots. Why do carotenoids appear yellow and orange?
They absorb blue/green light and reflect yellow and red wavelengths of light.
Can you tell from these absorption spectra whether red light is effective in driving photosynthesis?
One cannot tell from this graph, but because chlorophyll a does absorb red light, we can predict that it would be effective in driving photosynthesis.
Which process produces oxygen?
-Oxygen is a by-product of the photosynthesis process.
A series of chemical reactions and electron transfers that covert the energy of light into the chemical energy stored in glucose.
A common and efficient pathway to produce ATP, which involves a transfer of electrons from a reduced compound to an electron transport chain, and ultimately to an electron acceptor.
plants use carbon dioxide, water, and light energy to produce sugar and other complex molecules. Oxygen is released as a by-product.
The complementary process of cellular respiration
coverts oxygen and sugar into carbon dioxide and water. In the process some energy is released to make ATP, and the rest is lost as heat.
Adenosine triphosphate, a molecule consisting of adenine, a sugar, and three phosphate groups that can be hydrolyxed to release free energy. Universally used by cells to store and transfer energy.
Calvin Cycle (occurs in the Stroma)
The light-independent component of photosynthesis, in which carbon dioxide is reduced to form sugars. The carbohydrates produced by the Calvin cycle are used in cellular respiration to make ATP for the cell.
Two set of reaction of Photosynthesis?
1.) Light dependent reaction: transform the energy in sunlight to chemical energy in the form of electrons with high potential energy. These reactions result in the production of OXYGEN from water.
2.) Light independent reaction: uses ATP and NADPH to reduce carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to sugar, through a set of reactions called CALVIN CYCLE.
-The light dependent reactions of photosynthesis occur within the thylakoid membranes inside the chloroplast.
-Light dependent reaction have two photosystems. In photosystem 1, excited electrons are used to produce NADPH. In photosystem 2 they are used to produce ATP.
A flattened, membrane-bound disk inside a plant chloroplast. A stack of thylakoids is called a granum.
A green pigment molecule found in plant cells that absorbs light energy to power photosynthesis.
A complex of molecules and enzymes in plant chloroplasts that takes part in photosynthesis.
1. photosystem 1 (NADPH)
2. photosystem 2 (ATP)
A small, hydrophobic molecule that carries electrons across the thylakoid membrane during photosynthesis.
A small protein that shuttles electrons from photosystem 2 to photosystem 1 during photosynthesis.
A molecule, very similar to chlorophyll, that acts as an electron acceptor in photosynthesis.
Calvin cycle (3 phases)
1. The fixation phase
2. The reduction phase
3. The regeneration phase
-Can occur with or without light and occurs in the stroma.
The Fixation Phase (CC)
In the fixation phase, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere combines with a 5-carbon molecule called ribulose-bis-phosphate, or RuBP. This process, in which carbon dioxide is made usable to life by incorporating it into an organic molecule called carbon fixation. The product of the initial reaction is an unstable 6-carbon compound that splits to yield two 3 carbon molecules of 3 phosphoglycerate.
The part of the Calvin Cycle in which carbon atoms are extracted from atmospheric carbon dioxide and used to make simple organic compounds that eventually become glucose.
The Reduction Phase (CC)
The reduction phase begins when 3 phosphoglycerate is phosphorylated by ATP and concludes when it has been reduced by electrons from NAPDH. The product of the phosphorylated sugar glyceraldehyde 3 phosphate (G3P). Two G3P molecules are used to manufacture glucose.
The Regeneration Phase (CC)
If the Calvin Cycle did not go through a regeneration phase, the chloroplast would run out of the RuBP molecules required to make glucose. To make a single molecule of glucose and to regenerate RuBP, the cycle must run SIX times.
What is the importance of the light-independent reactions in terms of carbon flow in the biosphere?
The light-independent reactions turns CO₂, a gas, into a usable carbon in the form of sugars.
-CO₂ is unusable until plants have "fixed" this carbon into sugar.
True or false? The light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis use water and produce oxygen.
-The water molecules are split to replenish electrons in photosystem 2, leaving behind protons, which are used to generate a proton gradient for the formation of ATP, and oxygen, which is released as a by product.
Which of the following molecules is the primary product of photosystem I?
-The NADPH produced by photosystem 1 is used to supply energy for the production of sugars during photosynthesis.
What is the biological significance of the light-independent reactions of photosynthesis?
They convert carbon dioxide to sugar.
-All organisms use the sugars produced by photosynthesis to generate energy.
Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between the light-dependent and light-independent reactions of photosynthesis?
The light dependent reactions produce ATP and NADPH, which are then used by the light independent reactions.
Which of the following reactions ensures that the Calvin cycle can make a continuous supply of glucose?
Regeneration of RuBP
-the regeneration of RuBP ensures that the Calvin Cycle can proceed indefinitely, since RuBP fixes carbon dioxide into an organic molecule that is used to produce sugar.
The photosynthetic membranes are found in the _____ in plant cells.
- An elaborate system of interconnected thylakoid membranes segregates the stroma from the thylakoid space in the chloroplast.
C4 plants occur more commonly in desert conditions because _____.
they can fix carbon at the lower CO₂ concentrations that develop when the stomata are closed.
-To conserve water during hot, dry conditions, the stomata are fully or partially closed, preventing CO₂ from reaching high concentrations.
In the electromagnetic spectrum, the type of radiation that we call visible light occurs between _____.
ultraviolet radiation and infrared radiation
-Visible light is a narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum that lies between ultraviolet radiation and infrared radiation.
In photosynthetic cells, synthesis of ATP by the chemiosmotic mechanism occurs during
Both photosynthesis and respiration
The entire spectrum of radiation ranging in wavelength from less that a nanometer to more than a kilometer.
What does the chemiosmotic process in chloroplasts involve?
establishment of a proton gradient across the thylakoid membrane.
Where are the molecules of the electron transport chain found in plant cells?
thylakoid membranes of chloroplast
_____ releases energy that is used to pump hydrogen ions from the stroma into the thylakoid compartment
Electron transport chain
-The energy released as electrons are passed along the electron transport chain is used to pump protons into the thylakoid compartment.
Energized electrons from ____ enter an electron transport chain and are then used to reduce NADP+.
Energized electrons from photosystem I are used to reduce NADP+
A loosely arranged photosynthetic cell located between the bundle sheath and the leaf surface.
When oxygen is released as a result of photosynthesis, it is a direct by-product of
splitting of water molecules
Which of the events listed below occurs in the light reactions of photosynthesis?
Light is absorbed and funneled to reaction-center chlorophy 2 a.
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