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process in which light energy from the sun is captured and stored in the form of organic molecules (sugars)

cellular respiration

process occuring in ALL living things where the energy in sugar is converted to energy in ATP


makes its own food


relies on outer food source (does not make its own food)

carbon dioxide fixation

process by which carbon dioxide is converted to organic molecules (sugars)


electron carriers


glucose is converted to pyruvate, 2 ATP and NADH generated

Kreb's Cycle

the goal of this is to create electron carriers, makes 2 ATP

Electron Transport Chain

electrons from an electron carrier (NADH, NADPH, FADH) pass from one protein to another. Lost energy from e- used to power active transport H+ across mitochondrial membrane

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