Photosynthesis

Bračun, Laura (2015) Photosynthesis. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Photosynthesis is a process by which green plants, algae and some bacteria utilize light energy in order to gain energy they can use chemically and synthesize carbohydrates, and it is the only biologically significant process that can translate inorganic carbon to its organic form. It is made up of two phases: in the first phase the energy of light is absorbed and stored in its chemical form in high-energy bonds of ATP, and in the second phase it is utilized for carbohydrate synthesis. This paper describes the mechanisms of both phases of photosynthesis and the principles they are based on, i.e. the way light induces chemical energy harness, what it is that plants have to be able to do so and how it's all regulated. It also includes the description of alternative carbon fixation pathways developed by the plants native to hot environments in order to circumvent certain inefficiencies of photosynthetic metabolism.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Pevalek–Kozlina, Branka
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 26
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 11:11
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 11:11
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4697

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