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photosynthesis

Post by kabuto » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:32 am

what is the role of

a) water in photosynthesis?

b) photosynthesis pigment in light harvesting complex

c) photosynthesis pigment in reaction center

for a, i think it is to provide H to produce sugar
i dont understand the difference between b and c

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Post by SU_reptile » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:10 pm

for a, i think it is to provide H to produce sugar


Well, although water is used in Calvin cycle, its main role is to supply two missing electrones in P680. In that process it's split into 2e-, 2H+ and an oxygen molecule that combine with another to form O2 molecule.
For the other things you will need to make some effort maybe to find something. I am 100% sure it's in every biological textbook and academic physiology, biochemistry or cell structure book.

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