The Calvin cycle - A2 Snab Biology Watch
Just quoting in Danny Dorito so she can move the thread if needed
•Calvin Cycle is the Light-Independent stage of Photosynthesis.
•It takes place in the stroma of the chloroplast.
•It goes like this,
1)RuBP reacts with CO2 (this reaction is catalysed by RUBISCO(an enzyme))
2)This gives a very unstable 6Carbon Compound that breaks immedietly to 2 molecules of GALP
3)GALP is reduced to TP (in this reaction ATP provides energy and reducedNADP provides H ion for reduction)
4)TP is then coverted to Glucose or other useful material.
5)Most TP is regenerated to RuBP, and a little is used for Glucose (this is why it's a cycle)
So in Summary:
(it is also worth knowing that 5 out of 6 TP molecules are regenerated to RuBP and only 1 is used for Glucose)
** if you have problems remembering the calvin cycle just memorize this short line and everything will make sense