Calvin cycle


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Calvin cycle

[′kal·vən ‚sī·kəl]
(cell and molecular biology)
A metabolic process during photosynthesis that uses light indirectly to convert carbon dioxide to sugar in the stroma of chloroplasts. Also known as Calvin-Benson cycle; carbon fixation cycle.
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the relationship between the Calvin cycle and the products of the photochemical reactions
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The Story of the Calvin Cycle Here's the story of RuBP Who was floating in the stroma on its own.
The regeneration steps demonstrate how the 3-carbon aldehydes join and split through a series of reactions that involve 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-carbon compounds to yield the regenerated RuBPs in the final step of the Calvin cycle.