fileName "Photosynthesis (general)"
6 CO2 + 6 H2O + light energy--6 O2 + C6H12O6 (glucose)
How does CO2 get into the chloroplast?
Moves from intercellular space into cell & chloroplast via diffusion
How does O2 leave the cell & chloroplast?
Diffuses across membranes
How does H2O get into the chloroplast?
Taken up through roots into a vascular system
What are the 2 main parts of photosynthesis?
Light reactants & Calvin cycle
What happens in the Calvin cycle?
CO2 is fixed into glucose
What happens in the thylakoid?
Light wavelengths absorbed, H2O taken in, & O2 released