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    How can 1 molecule of GALP produce a 6carbon glucose when it only has 3 carbons to start with during the Calvin cycle?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

    I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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    How can 1 molecule of GALP produce a 6carbon glucose when it only has 3 carbons to start with during the Calvin cycle?
    6/3 = 2

    You need two molecules.
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    to be exact, 12 GALP is involved, 10 of which regenerate to become 6 RuBP, 2 of which combines to become one glucose.

    10 GALP: 10 x 3C = 30C ---> 6 RuBP: 6 x 5C = 30C

    2 GALP: 2 x 3C = 6C --> 1 glucose
 
 
 
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