Ch 6 Biology

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  1. What are the first two stages of photosynthesis commonly called?  They take take only in the presence of light.
    light-dependent reactions
  2. What is the third stage of photosynthesis called? It doesn't require light directly.
    • Calvin cycle
    • light-independent reactions
    • C3 photosynthesis
  3. In the membranes of thylakoids, chlorophyll pigments are grouped together in what network?
  4. What is the primary pigment molecule in most photosystems?
  5. Light consists of what tiny packets of energy?
  6. What are the photons that our eyes can see called?
    visible light
  7. What is the full range of photon energies called?
    electromagnetic spectrum
  8. What are molecules that absorb light energy called?
  9. What is the pigment within human eyes called?
  10. While chlorophyll is the primary pigment involved in photosynthesis, plants contain what other pigments?
    accessory pigments
  11. What are a group of pigments that capture violet to blue-green light, some wavelengths not efficiently absorbed by chlorophyll?
  12. The excitation energy is funneled to what key chlorophyll a molecule?
    reaction center
  13. The excited electron is then shuttled along what series of electron-carrier molecules embedded in the membrane?
    electron transport system
  14. What is the cellular process responsible for almost all of the adenosine triphosphate harvested from food and for all the ATP produced by photosynthesis called?
  15. The two-stage process that plants use to produce ATP and NADPH is known as what?
    noncyclic photophosphorlation
  16. What is the portion of the photosystem that contains all the pigment molecules called?
    antenna complex
  17. Protons diffuse back out of the thylakoid space toward lower concentration through what channel proteins?
    ATP synthases
  18. What is the most abundant protein in chloroplasts and is thought to be the most abundant protein on earth?
    rubisco (RuBP carboxylase)
  19. What are the leaf openings of plants called?
  20. What is a process in which carbon dioxide is released without the production of ATP or NADPH called?
  21. Some plants are able to adapt to climates with higher temperatures by performing what? In this process, these plants are able to fix carbon using different types of cells and chemical reactions within their leaves and thereby avoiding a reduction in photosynthesis due to higher temperatures.
    C4 photosynthesis
  22. What is the mode of initial carbon fixation called?
    crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)
  23. What is the oxidation of foodstuffs to obtain energy called?
    cellular respiration
  24. What is the first stage of cellular respiration called? It uses coupled reactions to make ATP.
  25. What is the second stage of cellular respiration called? It includes the Krebs cycle and harvests electrons from chemical bonds and uses their energy to power the production of ATP.
  26. What is a series of sequential biochemical reactions called?
    biochemical pathway
  27. What is the transfer of a phosphate group from a substrate to ADP called?
    substrate-level phosphorylation
  28. What is the sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration called?
    Krebs cycle
  29. What is the first stage of glycolysis called?
    priming reactions
  30. What is the second stage of glycolysis called?
    cleavage reactions
  31. What is the third stage of glycolysis called?
    energy-harvesting reactions
  32. What is a catabolic process in which the final electron acceptor is an organic molecule called?
  33. The acetyl group removed from pyruvate combines with a cofactor called coenzyme A, which forms what compound?
  34. What is a collective term describing the series of membrane-associated electron carriers embedded in the inner mitochondrial membrane called?
    electron transport chain
  35. What is the internal compartment of a mitochondrion that contains the enzymes that carry out the reactions of the Krebs cycle called?
  36. What is the outer compartment sometimes called?
    intermembrane space
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