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Asked Nov 5, 2019

What is the beginning compound of the Calvin Cycle that is bound to carbon dioxide?

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The light-independent reaction of photosynthesis is termed as the Calvin-cycle. Despite being independent of light, this cycle is dependent on the products formed during light-dependent reactions. These products are NADPH and ATP. The three phases of the Calvin cycle are, carbon fixation, reduction of 3-PGA, and regeneration of RuBP.

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The first step of the Calvin cycle is carbon fixation. In this process, carbon dioxide reacts with RuBP (ribulose bisphosphate), in the presenc...

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