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Ch 8 (Sec 8.1&8.2)


Adenosine Triphospate (ATP) compound used by cells to store and release energy
Heterotroph organism that obtains food by consuming other living things; also called a consumer
Autotroph organism that is able to capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food from inorganic compounds; also called a producer
Photosynthesis process used by plants and other autotrophs to capture light energy and use it to power chemical reactions that produce carbohydrates
Pigments light-absorbing molecules used by plants to gather the sun’s energy
Chlorophyll Main pigment of plants and other photosynthetic organisms
Thylakoid saclike photosynthetic membranes found in chloroplasts
Stroma fluid portion of the chloroplast; outside of the thylakoids
NADP+ carrier molecule that transfers high-energy electrons from chlorophyll to other molecules.
Light dependent reactions set of reactions in photosynthesis that use energy from light to produce ATP and NADPH
Light independent reactions set of reactions in photosynthesis that do not require light; energy from ATP and NADPH is used to build high-energy compounds such as sugar; also called the Calvin cycle
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