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2.22: Calvin Cycle

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Calvin cycle

Second stage of photosynthesis in which carbon atoms from carbon dioxide are combined, using the energy in ATP and NADPH, to make glucose.

carbon fixation

Process of building low-energy inorganic CO2 into high-energy organic molecules, like glucose.

organic molecules

Carbon-containing molecules, such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, that form the basis of lfie.

RuBisCo

Enzyme that combines one molecule of CO2 with a 5-carbon sugar called ribulose biphosphate (RuBP); the most abundant enzyme on Earth.

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