Tag: Plant physiology


    TCA CYCLE For the production of ATP through oxidative phosphorylation electrons are required so that they can pass down the electron transport. The electrons required for oxidative phosphorylation come from electro carries such as NADH and FADH₂ which are produced from the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle (TCA cycle). In this article we will discuss the TCA cycle (also known as Kreb’s cycle). TCA Cycle: The TCA cycle is […]


    Glycolysis cycle Glycolysis is derived from the Greek words (glykys = sweet and lysis = splitting). It is a universal catabolic pathway in the living cells. Glycolysis can be defined as the sequence of reactions for the breakdown of Glucose (6-carbon molecule) to two molecules of pyruvic acid (3-carbon molecule) under aerobic conditions; or lactate […]


    C3 Cycle The Calvin cycle is the cycle of chemical reactions performed by plants to “fix” carbon from CO2 into three-carbon sugars. Later, plants and animals can turn these three-carbon compounds into amino acids, nucleotides, and more complex sugars such as starches. This process of “carbon fixation” is how most new organic matter is created. The […]