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What are the two stages of photosynthesis called?
Last Updated: 4th February, 2020
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Herein, what are the 2 types of photosynthesis?
There are two types of photosynthetic processes: oxygenic photosynthesis and anoxygenic photosynthesis. The general principles of anoxygenic and oxygenic photosynthesis are very similar, but oxygenic photosynthesis is the most common and is seen in plants, algae and cyanobacteria.
Likewise, what is the first stage of photosynthesis called? During the first stage of photosynthesis, called the light-dependent reaction, sunlight excites the electrons in the chlorophyll pigment. The organism uses this energy to create the energy carrier molecules ATP and NADPH, which are crucial for carbon fixing during the second stage.
Also question is, what happens in stage 2 of photosynthesis?
Stage two: carbon fixation This stage also requires energy, which is supplied by the ATP made by the light reactions. The ATP is broken down to release energy which is used to combine hydrogen (from the light reactions) with carbon dioxide to produce sugar.
What are the stages of photosynthesis in order?
It is convenient to divide the photosynthetic process in plants into four stages, each occurring in a defined area of the chloroplast: (1) absorption of light, (2) electron transport leading to the reduction of NADP+ to NADPH, (3) generation of ATP, and (4) conversion of CO2 into carbohydrates (carbon fixation).