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Calvin cycle

Definition:
A light-independent, biochemical reaction that uses ATP and NADPH to fix the carbon in six CO2 molecules to form one glucose molecule.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • carbon fixation (photosynthesis)
  • Calvin-Benson cycle
  • dark reaction (photosynthesis)
  • light-independent reactions (photosynthesis)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17285
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