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Postby meygancloe » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:13 am

If 48 molecules of CO2 enter the Calvin Cycle, How many molecules of glyceraldehyde phosphate (PGAL) leave the cycle? How many molecules of ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP) will be produced? How many molecules of ATP will be utilized?

I am SO clueless. help wanted!

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Postby JackBean » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:03 pm

If we're supposed to have the same amount of Calvin cycle-chemicals before and after, then how many C3 molecules can you make from 48 C1 molecules? If you calculate this, you should be able to get the rest.

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