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Subject: Does every chloroplast in a plant undergo photosynthesis?

Date: Fri Apr 2 15:54:20 2004
Posted by Anne
Grade level: 10-12 School: Holt, Rinehart and Winston publishers
City: Austin State/Province: TX Country: USA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1080942860.Bt

I know that photosynthesis occurs in two stages: the light reactions and 
the Calvin cycle. Is it correct to say that the light reactions do not occur 
without the Calvin cycle, and the Calvin cycle does not occur without the 
light reactions? Also, is every chloroplast in a plant continuously 
undergoing photosynthesis? And are there any statistics about the 
number of chloroplasts a plant or leaf can contain? 

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