Spring.wmf (18300 bytes) Plant Physiology (Biology 327)  - Dr. Stephen G. Saupe;  College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University;  Biology Department; Collegeville, MN  56321; (320) 363 - 2782; (320) 363 - 3202, fax;    ssaupe@csbsju.edu

Exam Questions: Metabolism

  1. Describe the structure of the chloroplast. Identify the biochemical components of the parts and their general function.
  2. Describe the events that occur during non-cyclic electron flow. Include in your response: photosystems, reaction center, thylakoid complexes/structures and the water-oxidizing clock.
  3. Explain the mechanism by which ATP is synthesized in the chloroplast.
  4. Outline and describe the major steps of the Calvin Cycle. Describe the significance of this process.
  5. Explain why photorespiration occurs and how photorespiratory products are metabolized.
  6. Explain and describe the reactions and significance of the C4 pathway of photosynthesis.
  7. Describe and explain the reactions and significance of Crassulacean acid metabolism.
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