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Photosynthesis is a process by which plants (and some bacteria, and some protistans) use the sunlight to produce sugar, which cellular respiration converts into ATP, the "fuel" used by all living things.

Online available information resources on photosynthesis.

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General Information

Calvin cycle
Pathway of Carbon Fixation. Online biology textbook - [e]

Structure and Reactions of Chlorophyll - [e]

Chlorophyll Chemistry
... before and after crystals of photosynthetic reaction centers - Format: PDF - [e]

Energy relationships
The Energy Relationships in Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis: the Balance Sheet. Online biology textbook - [e]

History of the word photosynthesis and evolution of its definition
Definition of photosynthesis - Format: PDF - [e]

On Plant Pigments
Nobel Lecture: Richard Willstätter 1915 - [e]

Oxygenic photosynthesis
Booklet - Format: PDF - [e]

Factsheets. Botany online - [e]

Introduction - [e]

Photosynthesis and the Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen
Lecture notes: life from light - [e]

Photosynthesis and the Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen
Lecture notes - Format: PDF - [e]

Photosynthesis Problem Set 1
Study the conversion of light energy into different forms of chemical energy during photosynthesis - [e]

Photosynthesis Problem Set 2
Review the location and overall reactions of carbohydrate biosynthesis during photosynthesis, and understand the metabolic differences between C3 and C4 plants - [e]

Photosynthesis, Energy, and Life
Photosynthesis keeps life going. Understanding Photosynthesis - [e]

Photosynthesis: The Role of Light
Online biology textbook - [e]

Photosynthetic Membrane
Factsheet. Botany online - [e]

Photosynthetic Molecules
Library of 3-D Molecular Structures - [e]

What is Photosynthesis?
Learning About Photosynthesis. ASU Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis - [e]

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Lecture Notes, Tutorials

ATP Synthesis, Chemiosmotic Hypothesis, and H+ Transport. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

Electron Transport I
Models integrating electron transport, ATP/ADP, chloroplastic compounds, inhibitors and the regulation of CO2 fixation. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

Electron Transport II
Electron Transport and Energy Capture. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

Energetic Considerations
Lecture notes on plant biochemistry. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

... and review of importance of Photosynthesis. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

Evolution of Photoautotrophy - Format: PDF - [e]

Reaction Centers I
Organization of the PSII and PSI reaction centers. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

Reaction Centers II
Structural Organization of the PS-II Rxn Center. University of Kentucky, USA - [e]

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Metabolism, metabolic pathways

Carbon fixation in photosynthetic organisms
Metabolic reference pathway. Kegg Database, Japan - [e]

Oxidative phosphorylation
Metabolic reference pathway. Kegg Database - [e]

Photosynthesis Metabolism
Metabolic reference pathway. Kegg Database - [e]

Photosynthesis Proteins
Metabolic reference pathway. Kegg Database - [e]

Photosynthesis, Antenna Proteins
Metabolic reference pathway. Kegg Database - [e]

Photosynthetic Pathways
Unicellular Photosynthetic Pathways; Regulation of Carbon Metabolism. University of Kentucky - [e]

Porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolism
Reference pathway. Kegg - [e]

Reductive carboxylate cycle (CO2 fixation)
Metabolic reference pathway. Kegg Database - [e]

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Photosynthesis Research
... is an international journal open to papers of merit dealing with both basic and applied aspects of photosynthesis. Springer - [e]

… is devoted to the investigation of photosynthesis, combining biochemical, biophysical and ecological approaches to the study of photosynthesis in plants. Springer - [e]

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Energetics of Electron and Proton Transfer in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers
Dissertation. FU Berlin - [e]

Hypermodified Fluorescent Chlorophyll Catabolites
Don’t compare bananas to pears: unique blue fluorescent chlorophyll decomposition products in banana leaves - [d, e]

Photosystem I
Scientists unlock mystery in important photosynthesis step - [e]

Taco Shell Protein
Orientation of antenna protein in photosynthetic bacteria described. - [e]

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Research facilities and departments

Arizona State University
Center for Bioenergy & Photosynthesis - [e]

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International Society of Photosynthesis Research
ISPR - [e]