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“Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy to chemical energy and storing it in the bonds of sugar.” (Carter, 2014)
Photosynthesis captures energy from the sun and stores it as glucose.
The formula for photosynthesis is 6H2O + 6CO2
----------> C6H12O6+ 6O2
Energy in sunlight is in the biosphere introduced by photosynthesis, which is in plants, algae, and bacteria. Thylakoid is known to be the structural unit of photosynthesis.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS- LIGHT REACTIONS
“In light dependent reactions, the energy from light propels the electrons from a photosystem into a high- energy state.”
(2015, Shmoop University.)
Light independent means that chemical reactions contain carbon dioxide and convert it into glucose.
Light reactions occur in the Thylakoid/Grana
The light reactions in Photosynthesis convert energy into many different forms.
The energy harvested from light reactions is stored by forming a chemical called ATP
(adenosine triphosphate), which is a compound used by cells for energy storage.
ATP is a source of energy.
ATP consists of a nucleotide with 3 phosphate groups. ATP becomes ADP when ATP releases energy as a phosphate bond, and it is then broken.
ATP also contains one adenosine molecule.
In the chloroplast is where the process of photosynthesis takes place.
The two regions in the Chloroplast are known as the Grana, and the Stroma.
Grana is known as, “part of the chloroplast structure consisting of stacks of membranebound compartments containing the pigment