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Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis

Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis

This is a great animation that shows steps involved in the dark reactions of photosynthesis. It is part of a larger site entitiled "Cell Biology Animation."   Molecular structures and enzymes of the Calvin Cycle are presented.



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Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
5 years ago

An animation showing how the chemical reactions in the Dark Reaction phase of photosynthesis work, and what they form. Needs some work, as the animation happens very quickly and is hard to follow, and the lack of an enzyme in the animation itself may confuse some students as to how the reaction occurs.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: Around five minutes.