Dark Reaction (Light-Independent Reaction) = Calvin Cycle

Shows interaction of the two cycles of photosynthesis

Figure 8.3, Purves's Life: The Science of Biology, 7th Edition

Calvin Cycle


Shows the products and reactants of each phase of the Calvin cycle, and how they are all usedto create G3P.

Figure 10.16, page 181, Campbell's Biology, 5th Edition

1. Carbon Fixation

2. Reduction

Molecule Count Thus Far…

3. Regeneration of CO2 Acceptor (RuBP)

Total Energy Cost

Photosynthesis Review