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Modern Biology 1

Chapter 6 Photosynthesis
Based on the cycle of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, one can say that the ultimate original source of energy for all living things on Earth is
the sun
The process whereby plants capture energy and make complex molecules is known as
Suspended in the fluid stroma of chloroplasts
stacks of thylakoids called grana
light reactions : thylakoids ::
Calvin cycle : stroma
The role of chlorophyll in photosynthesis is to
absorb light energy
When light strikes an object, the light will be
reflected, absorbed and transmitted
Chlorophyll is green because
it reflects green wavelengths of light
The source of oxygen produced during photosynthesis is
The major products of photosynthesis that is released into the atmosphere is
What process occurs in the thylakoid membrane
light reactions
The energy used in the Calvin cycle for the production of carbohydrate molecules comes from
ATP made in the light reactions of photosynthesis
During photosynthesis, the series of reactions that create the glucose needed for energy and growth is called
the Calvin cycle
All organic molecules contain carbon atoms that ultimately can be traced back in the food chain to
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
The main pigment associated with the two photosystems is
Pigments that absorb other wavelengths and appear yellow and orange
accessory pigments