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    Calvin cycle and its role in ATP synthesis

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    1. How does the Calvin cycle make sugar from carbon dioxide? Where does the energy come from to drive this cycle?

    2. How do respiration and/or photosynthesis affect homeostasis in a living organism?

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    I don't know what level of biology you are and how detailed your answer should be but i lay out the answers for you and hope that it helps:
    1) The Calvin cycle starts with 3 molecules of CO2 and combines with 5 molecules of ribulose 1, 5-bisphosphate (a 5 carbon molecule) to form 6 molecules of 3-phosphoglycerate (a 3 carbon molecule). The next step in the reaction involves conversion of 6 ATP molecules to 6 ADP molecules (this is one of the places that the energy for this reaction is coming from). When energy is ...

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