Can somebody tell me why calvin cycle is called carbon fixation?!?!
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calvin cycle is called carbon fixation? watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-03-2011 20:51
- 25-03-2011 20:56
because you're adding another carbon to the carbon chain in RuBP. that forms a 6-carbon intermediate, that splits into two 3-carbon molecules of triose phosphate. it's adding that extra carbon (from carbon dioxide) which gives it the name