Site of photosynthesis

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Where does photosynthesis take place?
Chloroplasts within the leaf
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How are leaves adapted for photosynthesis?
Large surface area; no overlapping; thin; numerous stomata; air spaces in lower mesophyll layer
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What is the equation for photosynthesis?
6CO2 + 6H2O --> C6H12O6 + 6O2
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In chloroplasts, what absorbs light?
Chlorophyll
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Which type of chlorophyll absorbs red light?
A (highest rate of PS)
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Which type of photosynthesis absorbs blue light?
B (lower wavelength than A)
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What are grana?
Stacks of thylakoids which contain chlorophyll
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What are the tubular extensions that join grana called?
Inter-granal lamellae
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What is the stroma?
Fluid filled matrix within the chloroplast which contains enzymes for light independent reaction
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