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Department
Biochemistry
Course
BCHM 3P01
Professor
Nicholas D Vesprini
Semester
Winter

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BCHM 3P01 Feb 4 2013Summary of the Calvin Cycle3 rounds of the Calvin cycle are needed to generate 3 Rib15BP 3 C02 are fixed during these 3 rounds The fixed carbons ultimately allow for the generation of a 3C sugar GAPIn order to make a hexose sugar for starch synthesis you require 2 GAPs therefore 6 rounds of the Calvin cycle must occur regenerating 6 Rib15BP and fixing 6 molecules of carbon dioxideOverall Formula for 1 Hexose Sugar 6Rib15 BP 6C0 12 NADPH18 ATP12HO6Rib15 BP18Pi 18 ADP 12 2 2NADP 6HCHO6126 Notes1Rib15BP written on both sides of equation WhyNot the same Rib15BP on either side If you radiolabel in the beginning you wouldnt get the same carbons back Molecule us consumed and then regenerated so its not the same molecules 2Fixation of 6 carbon dioxide molecules results intriose phosphates
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