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Photosynthesis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Photosynthesis
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.158.937
G02.111.669.700
G02.740.921
G03.191.937
G03.493.700
G03.800.700
G15.568
Unique ID
D010788
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010788
Annotation
do not confuse REDUCTIVE PENTOSE PHOSPHATE CYCLE with PENTOSE PHOSPHATE PATHWAY
Scope Note
The synthesis by organisms of organic chemical compounds, especially carbohydrates, from carbon dioxide using energy obtained from light rather than from the oxidation of chemical compounds. Photosynthesis comprises two separate processes: the light reactions and the dark reactions. In higher plants; GREEN ALGAE; and CYANOBACTERIA; NADPH and ATP formed by the light reactions drive the dark reactions which result in the fixation of carbon dioxide. (from Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001)
Entry Version
PHOTOSYN
Entry Term(s)
Calvin Cycle
Calvin-Benson Cycle
Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle
Carbon Fixation, Photosynthetic
Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis
Reductive Pentose Phosphate Cycle
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Photosynthesis Preferred
Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis Narrower
Reductive Pentose Phosphate Cycle Narrower
Carbon Fixation, Photosynthetic Narrower
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