Photosynthesis Process of Plant Life.

Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy from the sun to chemical energy for use by a cell.

Photosynthesis is broken down into 2 phases: Light-Dependent, and Light-Independent.

Phase One: Light-Dependent

This phase produces ATP and NADPH. These are needed for Phase Two, or Light-Independent reactions.

Electrons get excited from light energy in PS2. Electron carriers transport electrons to PS1, where it is transferred to ferrodoxin. Ferrodoxin transfers the electrons to NADP+ forming NADPH. Water molecules are also broken down. Hydrogen ions go through chemiosmosis for ATP synthase.

Phase Two: Light-Independent Reactions

The Calvin Cycle is where Sugars and starch are produced

Calvin Cycle

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