Copyright Cmassengale ATP & Photosynthesis. What Is ATP? Energy used by all Cells Adenosine Triphosphate Organic molecule containing high- energy Phosphate.

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  • Copyright Cmassengale ATP & Photosynthesis
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  • What Is ATP? Energy used by all Cells Adenosine Triphosphate Organic molecule containing high- energy Phosphate bonds Copyright Cmassengale
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  • Chemical Structure of ATP 3 Phosphates Ribose Sugar Adenine Base Copyright Cmassengale
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  • What Does ATP Do for You? It supplies YOU with ENERGY! Copyright Cmassengale
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  • How Do We Get Energy From ATP? By breaking the high- energy bonds between the last two phosphates in ATP Copyright Cmassengale
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  • The ADP-ATP Cycle ATP-ase Helps to break bond ATP Synthetase Helps to re- create bond Copyright Cmassengale Releases energy Stores energy
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  • Photosynthesis nourishes almost all of the living world directly or indirectly. Autotrophs make their organic molecules from CO 2 and water obtained from the environment. Autotrophs are the ultimate sources of organic compounds for all heterotrophic organisms. Autotrophs are the producers of the biosphere Photosynthesis
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  • Heterotrophs consume organic compounds produced by other organisms. These organisms are the consumers of the biosphere. The most obvious type of heterotrophs feed on plants (herbivores) and other animals (carnivores). Other heterotrophs (saprophytes) decompose and feed on dead organisms and on organic litter, like feces and fallen leaves. Almost all heterotrophs are completely dependent on photoautotrophs for food and for oxygen, a byproduct of photosynthesis.
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  • Chloroplasts are the sites of photosynthesis in plants Any green part of a plant has chloroplasts but the leaves are the major site of photosynthesis for most plants. The color of a leaf comes from chlorophyll, the green pigment in the chloroplasts. Chlorophyll is a pigment molecule that is important in the absorption of light energy during photosynthesis.
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  • Chloroplasts Chloroplasts are found mainly in mesophyll cells forming the tissues in the interior of the leaf. O 2 exits and CO 2 enters the leaf through microscopic pores, stomata, in the leaf. Veins deliver water from the roots and carry off sugar from mesophyll cells to other plant areas.
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  • Structure of the chloroplast Each chloroplast has two membranes (inner & outer) around a central liquid space, the stroma. In the stroma are green membrane sacs, called thylakoids. Thylakoids may be stacked into columns called grana.
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  • The Photosynthesis Reaction Using light energy, chloroplasts produce sugar and O 2 from CO 2 and H 2 O. the equation describing the process of photosynthesis is: 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O in presence of light and chlorophyll C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2
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  • Photosynthesis is actually two processes, each with multiple stages. The light reactions convert light energy to chemical energy using chlorophyll. The Calvin cycle changes CO 2 from the atmosphere into an organic molecule and uses energy from the light reaction to create the sugar.
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  • In the light reaction light energy absorbed by chlorophyll in the thylakoids starts the transfer of electrons and hydrogen from water to NADP +, forming NADPH. NADPH, an electron and proton acceptor, transfers energized electrons from the the light reactions to the Calvin cycle. The light reaction also recharges ADP to ATP for the Calvin cycle
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  • Light reaction reactants: water, ADP +P, NADP+ Light reaction products: oxygen, ATP, NADPH Calvin cycle reactants: carbon dioxide, ATP, NADPH Calvin cycle products: sugar, ADP +P, NADP+
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  • The Calvin cycle is named for Melvin Calvin who, with his colleagues, worked out many of its steps in the 1940s. While the light reactions occur at the thylakoids, the Calvin cycle occurs in the stroma (no light needed). There are three main stages to the Calvin cycle: 1)Carbon fixation - carbon dioxide is changed into organic carbon compounds. 2)Reduction -NADPH provides electrons and H to continue the forming of the sugar molecule. ATP from the light reaction provides energy for the Calvin cycle to assemble the sugar.
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  • 3)Regeneration of cycle carrying molecules In total, to make 1 molecule of glucose it requires: 6 molecules of CO 2 6 molecules of H 2 O 9 molecules of ATP 6 molecules of NADPH And 6 molecules of O 2 are released as a waste product
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  • Main Factors that limit the rate of photosynthesis Light intensity If intensity is too great photosynthesis levels off Amount of carbon dioxide present If CO2 level drops photosynthesis slows Temperature Since enzymes are involved in reactions temperature must be kept in range Many plants make more sugar than they need The excess is stored in roots, tuber, and fruits These are a major source of food for animals


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