Micro Ch 15

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eeliz1
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180492
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Micro Ch 15
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2012-10-29 00:59:20
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okstate microbiology
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microbiology at okstate
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  1. What is the purpose of the Calvin Cycle?
    • to fix CO2 (using rubisco)
    • 6 carbon molecule is split into two 3 carbon molecules (PGA)
    • requires 3 CO2
    • produces 6 G3P, but only 1 can be used. It takes 2 turns to make 1 glucose.
  2. What is a carboxysome?
    • a rubisco complex used to fix CO2
    • it takes up bicarbonate and forms CO2
  3. What is nitrogenase?
    • an enzyme complex that fixes nitrogen
    • nitrogen gas -> ammonium ion.
    • 40 ATP to fix ONE N2
  4. Transamination
    transfer of ammonia between two metabolites

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