Light independent reaction


Summary of the calvin cycle
Thomas Marshall
Flowchart by Thomas Marshall, updated more than 1 year ago
Thomas Marshall
Created by Thomas Marshall about 7 years ago

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Flowchart nodes

  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Glycerate 3-Phosphate or GP
  • Triose Phosphate
  • Ribulose 5-Phosphate
  • Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase (RuBisCo)
  • Ribulose Bisphosphate (RuBP)
  • Triose Phosphate used to create hexose sugars from the calvin cycle's 
  • 12ATP + 12 NADPH
  • 12ADP + 12 NADP
  • 6ATP
  • 6ADP
  • This is the enzyme responsible for fixing carbon to RuBP however it is inhibited by Oxygen
  • 2 molecules of this are formed after the very brief 6 carbon intermediary substance breaks 
  • Comes from the light dependent reactions
  • 6 turns of the carbon cycle are needed to form 1 hexose sugar like glucose
  • About 1/6 of the triose phosphate goes to hexose sugars the rest is used to resynthesise Ribulose 5-phosphate for RuBp to fix another carbon
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