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The principle products of photosynthesis?

Postby Havoc » Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:16 pm

Ok I'm aware that photosynthesis produces oxyen and glucose is produces in Kerb's cycle. But are NAPH and ATP also products of photosynthesis?
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Postby mith » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:43 pm

umm krebs cycle breaks down glucose and yes the light reaction does produce atp and other high energy compounds.
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Postby Havoc » Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:06 am

hmmm..... I thought the Kreb's cycle breaks down acetyl CoA into ATP? I made an error when said kerbs makes glucose. Thanks for the reply.
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Postby Linaeus » Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:08 pm

ehmm...im not sure, but I dont think the krebs cycle is about photosynthesis but about respiration... :?
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Postby thank.darwin » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:13 pm

Linaeus wrote:ehmm...im not sure, but I dont think the krebs cycle is about photosynthesis but about respiration... :?


Cellular Respiration Steps - #1Glyclosis, #2 Prep-Stage, #3 Krebs, #4 Electron Transport

Photosynthesis Steps - #1 Light dependent, #2 Light independent; AKA : Calvin Cycle

Hope that clears things up :D
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Re: The principle products of photosynthesis?

Postby thank.darwin » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:16 pm

Havoc wrote:Ok I'm aware that photosynthesis produces oxyen and glucose is produces in Kerb's cycle. But are NAPH and ATP also products of photosynthesis?


To answer your question; no... ATP is used to start the reaction and NADPH is used to transport Hydrogen to the Calvin Cycle… they are not products.
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Postby bluestar2210 » Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:28 pm

I don't think so. ATP is used to start Calvin cycle, and NADPH is the product of photosynthesis, it is made when NADP+ meet H+ in the aTPsynthase.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:31 pm

NADPH is not a product: it simply carries the energiezed electron- the are used in the Calvin cycle to form glucose
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Postby thank.darwin » Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:44 pm

MrMistery wrote:NADPH is not a product: it simply carries the energiezed electron- the are used in the Calvin cycle to form glucose


Thank-you ... that's what I had tried to say :D
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:04 pm

If NADP+ was a truck, than NADPH is the truck filled with whatever it carries
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Postby thank.darwin » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:27 pm

Right... The Hydrogen is the cargo in the truck
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