The Calvin Cycle

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The Calvin Cycle 


RuBP and CO2 combine, with the help of Rubisco. This molecule then breaks into two molecules of GP. GP is then reduced and turned into TP which is used to produce organic substances and is also recycled for RuBP.

What Happens In The Calvin Cycle?

RuBP is a 5 carbon molecule at the root of the Calvin Cycle. Carbon dioxide, a 1 carbon molecule, combines with RuBP. This reaction is catalysed by the help of an enzyme - Rubisco

The molecule that is produced by this reaction is very chemically unstable


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