Biochemistry pp 375-404 | Cite as


  • J. Stenesh


Photosynthesis is the reaction by which algae, bacteria, and plants (photosynthetic organisms), in the presence of certain pigments (especially chlorophyll) and radiant energy from the Sun, synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. Solar energy is the driving force of photosynthesis and the ultimate source of all the energy living systems require.


Calvin Cycle Electron Carrier Light Reaction Cyclic Electron Flow Dark Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Stenesh
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  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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