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Photosynthesis question

Postby thewax » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:16 am

Note: This is not a homework question. This is part of a study effort for a big upcoming test.

Question: What is photolysis? HOW is photolysis accomplished (proteins, etc.)??????

Progress on question: My textbook says that it is accomplished by enzymes but wikipedia and many sites have different definitions of photolysis (they describe different processes) from my book. I got really confused and turned here.
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Postby mith » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:09 am

just look at the part of photosynthesis that involves the use of water to make hydrogen and oxygen.
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:35 am

well, the wiki seems to be correct http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photolysis ... osynthesis
The process is not carried out by enzymes, but by P680.
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Postby thewax » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:52 pm

Thanks very much for your response!!!!!!!!!!! :)

so my textbook was wrong????????
oh well... :(

wait! The wiki says that the OEC (oxygen evolving complex - part of photosystem II - the same complex that does photolysis, is an enzyme).

I think I get it now.

Thanks for everyone who replied!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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