Albert Szent-Gyorgi, a pioneer in early photosynthesis research, stated, “What drives life is a little electric current, kept up by the sunshine.” What did he mean by this?
Answer to relevant QuestionsAntimycin A (an inhibitor of electron transport) is an inhibitor of photosynthesis in chloroplasts. Why is this likely to be so? Using information from Sections 15-3 and 15-6, show how the ∆G°' of 478 kJ (114 kcal) is obtained for each mole of CO2 fixed in photosynthesis. The reaction in question is 6CO2 + 6H2O ( Glucose + 6O2. What would be the effect on plants if photorespiration did not exist? Will an amino acid be glucogenic or ketogenic if it is catabolized to the following molecules? (a) Phosphoenolpyruvate (b) a-Ketoglutarate (c) Succinyl-CoA (d) Acetyl-CoA (e) Oxaloacetate (f) Acetoacetate What roles do thioredoxin and thioredoxin reductase play in the metabolism of nucleotides?
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