Cells tap into this stored energy to provide energy needed for basic life processes.
Electrons are minute particles that travel in a specific orbit around the nuclei of atoms and carry a small electrical charge. Enter light. Certain archaebacteria, members of a group of primitive bacteria-like organisms, carry out photosynthesis in a different manner.
The energy delivered to the electron acceptors is used to move hydrogen ions across the thylakoid membrane into the lumen. The electrons yielded are transferred to a redox-active tyrosine residue that then reduces the oxidized P The fixation or reduction of carbon dioxide is a process in which carbon dioxide combines with a five-carbon sugar, ribulose 1,5-bisphosphateto yield two molecules of a three-carbon compound, glycerate 3-phosphatealso known as 3-phosphoglycerate.
So what exactly is photosynthesis?