D.N.AObjective: SWBAT describe the role of ATP and NADPH produced in the light reactions inthe Calvin cycle and discuss the major consequences of photorespiration. • 1. In green plants, the primary function of the Calvin Cycle is to a. Use ATP to release CO2 b. Use NADPH to release CO2 c. Split water and release oxygen d. Transport RuBP out of the chloroplast e. Construct simple sugars from CO2 • 2. The photo part of the word photosynthesis refers to _______, whereas synthesis refer to ________ a. the reactions that occur in the thylakoids ….carbon fixation b. the reactions in the stroma…the reactions in the thylakoids c. the Calvin cycle…carbon fixation d. the Calvin cycle…the reactions in the stroma e. the light reactions…reactions in the thylakoids
→→ build stuff !! photosynthesis ATP Light reactions • Convert solar energy to chemical energy • ATP • NADPH • What can we do now? → energy → reducing power
carbon fixation CO2 reduces CO2 C6H12O6 How is that helpful? • Want to make C6H12O6 • synthesis • How? From what? What raw materials are available? NADPH NADP
From CO2→ C6H12O6 • CO2 has very little chemical energy • fully oxidized • C6H12O6contains a lot of chemical energy • highly reduced • Synthesis = endergonic process • put in a lot of energy • Reduction of CO2→C6H12O6proceeds in many small uphill steps • each catalyzed by a specific enzyme • using energy stored in ATP & NADPH
stroma ATP thylakoid From Light reactions to Calvin cycle • Calvin cycle • chloroplast stroma • Need products of light reactions to drive synthesis reactions • ATP • NADPH
C C H H H 6 NADPH H H C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C H C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C | | | | | | 3 ATP 6 ATP CO2 6C 3C = = used to makeglucose 5C 1C 3C 3C RuBisCo 5C starch,sucrose,cellulose& more ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase – – 6 NADP 3 ADP 6 ADP Calvin cycle 1. Carbon fixation 3. Regenerationof RuBP RuBP ribulose bisphosphate glyceraldehyde-3-P PGA G3P phosphoglycerate 2. Reduction
To G3Pand beyond! To G3P and Beyond! • Glyceraldehyde-3-P • end product of Calvin cycle • energy rich 3 carbon sugar • “C3 photosynthesis” • G3P is an important intermediate • G3P→→ glucose →→carbohydrates →→ lipids →→phospholipids,fats, waxes →→ amino acids →→proteins →→ nucleic acids →→DNA, RNA
I’m green with envy! It’s not easy being green! RuBisCo • Enzyme which fixes carbon from air • ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase • the most important enzyme in the world! • it makes life out of air! • definitely the most abundant enzyme AP Biology
Accounting • The accounting is complicated • 3 turns of Calvin cycle = 1G3P • 3 CO2→1G3P (3C) • 6 turnsof Calvin cycle = 1C6H12O6(6C) • 6 CO2→1C6H12O6(6C) • 18 ATP+ 12 NADPH→1C6H12O6 • anyATPleft over from light reactions will be used elsewhere by the cell
Photosynthesis summary • Light reactions • produced ATP • produced NADPH • consumed H2O • produced O2as byproduct • Calvin cycle • consumed CO2 • produced G3P (sugar) • regenerated ADP • regenerated NADP
ATP light energy NADPH H2O O2 + → + + ATP NADPH sunlight Light Reactions H2O • produces ATP • produces NADPH • releases O2 as a waste product Energy Building Reactions O2
CO2 C6H12O6 + + → + + ATP ATP NADPH ADP NADP ADP NADPH NADP Calvin Cycle • builds sugars • uses ATP & NADPH • recycles ADP & NADP • back to make more ATP & NADPH CO2 SugarBuilding Reactions sugars
light energy ATP ADP NADP NADPH CO2 H2O C6H12O6 O2 + + → + sunlight Putting it all together H2O CO2 • Plants make both: • energy • ATP & NADPH • sugars SugarBuilding Reactions Energy Building Reactions sugars O2
light energy ATP energy Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration O2 CO2 CO2 H2O O2 CO2 H2O O2 C6H12O6 C6H12O6 + + + → → + + + glucose ATP sun H2O Energy cycle plants animals, plants
light energy 6CO2 6H2O C6H12O6 6O2 + + → + Summary of photosynthesis • Where did the CO2 come from? • Where did the CO2 go? • Where did the H2O come from? • Where did the H2O go? • Where did the energy come from? • What’s the energy used for? • What will the C6H12O6be used for? • Where did the O2 come from? • Where will the O2 go? • What else is involved…not listed in this equation?
The final product of the Calvin Cycle is • Carbon dioxide • Fructose • Glucose • G3P • Oxygen
2. Which of the following is true of the Calvin Cycle • It is controlled by enzymes in the stroma • It takes place in the thylakoid disks of the inner chloroplast membrane • Carbon dioxide is a product • It is an ATP-independent process • One cycle consumes four molecules of PGAL
If a toxin was administered to a plant that prevented the action of ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase, which of the following steps of the Calvin cycle would be most directly affected? • Regeneration of RUBP • Donation of phosphates from ATP to Calvin cycle intermediary compounds • The initial fixation of carbon dioxide • Oxidation of NADPH • Production of Glucose.
Controlling water loss from leaves • Hot or dry days • stomates close to conserve water • guard cells • gain H2O = stomates open • lose H2O = stomates close • adaptation to living on land, but… creates PROBLEMS!
O2 CO2 H2O O2 CO2 When stomates close… • Closed stomates lead to… • O2 build up from light reactions • CO2 is depleted in Calvin cycle • causes problems in Calvin Cycle xylem (water) phloem (sugars)
Inefficiency of RuBisCo: CO2 vs O2 • RuBisCo in Calvin cycle • carbon fixation enzyme • normally bonds CtoRuBP • CO2 is the optimal substrate • reduction of RuBP • building sugars • when O2 concentration is high • RuBisCo bonds OtoRuBP • O2 is a competitive substrate • oxidation of RuBP • breakdown sugars photosynthesis photorespiration
1C 5C 3C CO2 RuBP 5C 6C unstable intermediate ATP ADP 3C ATP PGA ADP G3P 3C NADPH NADP Calvin cycle when CO2 is abundant RuBisCo G3P to make glucose C3 plants
O2 RuBP 5C 3C 2C to mitochondria ––––––– lost as CO2 withoutmaking ATP Calvin cycle when O2 is high Hey Dude, are you highon oxygen! RuBisCo It’s so sad to see agood enzyme,go BAD! photorespiration
Impact of Photorespiration • Oxidation of RuBP • short circuit of Calvin cycle • loss of carbons to CO2 • can lose 50% of carbons fixed by Calvin cycle • reduces production of photosynthesis • no ATP (energy) produced • no C6H12O6 (food) produced • if photorespiration could be reduced, plant would become 50% more efficient • strong selection pressure to evolve alternative carbon fixation systems
C4 plants • A better way to capture CO2 • 1st step before Calvin cycle, fix carbon with enzymePEP carboxylase • store as 4C compound • adaptation to hot, dry climates • have to close stomates a lot • different leaf anatomy • sugar cane, corn, other grasses… corn sugar cane
CO2 O2 O2 CO2 C4 photosynthesis PHYSICALLY separated C fixation from Calvin cycle • Outer cells • light reaction & carbon fixation • pumps CO2 to inner cells • keeps O2 away from inner cells • away from RuBisCo • Inner cells • Calvin cycle • glucose to veins
CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) plants • Adaptation to hot, dry climates • separate carbon fixation from Calvin cycle by TIME • close stomates during day • open stomates during night • at night: open stomates & fix carbonin 4C “storage” compounds • in day: release CO2 from 4C acids to Calvin cycle • increases concentration of CO2 in cells • succulents, some cacti, pineapple It’s all inthe timing!
CAM plants cacti succulents pineapple
C4 vs CAM Summary solves CO2 / O2 gas exchangevs. H2O losschallenge CAM plants separate 2 steps of C fixation temporally =2 different times night vs. day C4 plants separate 2 steps of C fixation anatomically in 2 different cells