Photosynthesis Problem Set 2

Problem 7: Products of the dark reactions.

Which of the following would you expect to see as products of the dark reaction of photosynthesis?

A. carbon dioxide, NADPH and ATP

B. NADPH, Pi and ATP

C. carbon dioxide, ATP and glucose

D. glucose, NADP+ and ADP

From the equation for carbohydrate biosynthesis during the reaction of the Calvin Cycle (the "dark" reactions) in C3 plants, we can identify these three compounds among the products.

E. water, carbon dioxide and light

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