Photosynthesis. The light reactions. Photosynthesis. One of the most important biochemical process in plants. Let’s not forget cell wall biosynthesis and adaptation during plant development, growth, interaction with the environment, and disease defense.
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The light reactions
6 CO2 + 6 H2O C6H12O6 + 6 O2
Carbon dioxide Water Carbohydrate Oxygen
Photosynthetic organisms use solar energy to synthesize carbon compounds that cannot be formed without the input of energy.
More specifically, light energy drives the synthesis of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water with the generation of oxygen.
A quick recap
A step by step look
What is an electron transport chain?
A series of coupled oxidation/reduction reactions where electrons are passed from one membrane-bound protein/enzyme to another before being finally attached to a terminal electron acceptor (usually oxygen or NADPH).