Calvin Cycle

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The Calvin Cycle, or light-dependent reaction, is a complex chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into glucose. The grass in the photo above contains the pigment chlorophyll, and uses light and the Calvin Cycle to create glucose and fix carbon autotrophically. The Calvin Cycle occurs within the stroma, fluid filled area outside of the thylakoid membrane, of the chloroplast.

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