Illuminating Photosynthesis: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/photosynthesis.html
Overview of Photosynthesis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpPwmvtDjWw
Directory of Photosynthesis Web Resources (including latest research): http://photoscience.la.asu.edu/photosyn/education/learn.html
Chromatography of Leaf Pigments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLbdHPBC2I4
Benefits of Trees: http://www.arborday.org/trees/benefits.cfm
Photosynthesis Song (Enjoy!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aupr9qT2qgc
Photosynthesis Virtual Lab:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/virtualexperiments/ves/preloader-photosynthesis-full.html (It will take a few minutes to download)
Q1: Which part of the plant provides an acidic pH for plant pepsin to function optimally?
A1: Lysosomes (acidic compartments containing hydrolases) in plant cells
Q2: Where does fructose in plants (for sucrose synthesis) come from?
A2: Calvin cycle = Light-independent/dark reaction occurring in the stroma of chloroplasts. Uridine-triphosphate (UTP) + Glucose-1-phosphate (G1P) ---> UDP-glucose + Pyrophosphate (PPi) UDP-glucose + PPi + Fructose-6-phosphate (F6P) ---> UDP + sucrose-6(F)-phosphate (S6P) Sucrose-6(F)-phosphate (S6P) + H2O ---> PPi + Sucrose
In nature, glucose and fructose are not combined in the way that is taught in the biochemistry of carbohydrates.