large organic molecules from inorganic substances. Photosynthesis forms the basis of most food chains
Organisms that use light/chemical energy and inorganic molecules (C02/H20) to synthesize complex organic molecules.
Organisms that ingest/digest complex organic molecules into chemical potential energy stored in them.
Organisms that can synthesize organic molecules from inorganic molecules of energy i.e Prokaryotes can synthesize complex organic molecules using energy from exergonic chemical reaction .
Organisms that can photosynthesize using light energy to produce raw materials E.g Prototista/Earth Producers .
Photosynthetic pigments (PP)
Molecules that is able to absorb light energy. Different PP absorb certain wavelengths whilst other wavelengths are reflected. PP has distinctive peaks of absorptions.
Photosystem tunnel (PT)
Tunnel shaped structure held by proteins. Light harvesting cluster of photosynthic pigments in the thylakoid membrane of chloroplast.
Caratenoids that are not directly involved in LDR. Absorb Light wavelengths that are not absorbed by chlorophyll are passed down to reaction centre [Chlorophyll A].
Thin plates folded in membrane.
Permeable to many small ions.
Less permeable to small ions. Transports protein embedded to control entry/exit between the cytoplasm and stroma inside cell.
Fluid filled space contains enzymes( i.e. Rubisco) to catalyse LIR stage of photosystem. Contains starch grains/oil droplets/ prokaryotes type.
Flattened membrane bound compartments. Site of…