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I studied the Calvin cycle in my A2 Snab Biology. I am trying to revise but I have absolutely no idea how to remember it!
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Hi, I hope I'm not too late but here is how i remember it. I mostly study and note down stuff in bullet points, so this is usually helpful for me. I hope it is for you too.
So,
•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:
RuBP+Co2→2xGALP→2xTP→Glucose **
(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
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