Explain why the large numbers of ATP and NADPH molecules used during the Calvin cycle are consistent with the high value of glucose as an energy source.

Explain why the large numbers of ATP and NADPH molecules used during the Calvin cycle are consistent with the high value of glucose as an energy source.Category: Cell BiologyAuthor "biologynotes"Explain why the large numbers of ATP and NADPH molecules used during the Calvin cycle are consistent with the high value of glucose as an energy source.
Emily SmithEmily Smith Staff asked 2 months ago

1 Answers
Emily SmithEmily Smith Staff answered 2 months ago

The more potential energy a molecule stores, the more energy and reducing power is required for the formation of that molecule. Glucose is a valuable energy source because it is highly reduced, storing lots of potential energy in its electrons. To reduce CO2 to glucose, much energy and reducing power is required in the form of large numbers of ATP and NADPH molecules, respectively

Your Answer

1 + 15 =