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conversation of PGA to G-3-P in Calvin cycle involves

Asked by swejithreddy 12th January 2021, 2:44 PM
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In the second stage, ATP and NADPH are used to convert the 3-PGA molecules into molecules of a three-carbon sugar, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (G3P). This stage gets its name because NADPH donates electrons to, or reduces, a three-carbon intermediate to make G3P. 
The reduction stage of the Calvin cycle, which requires ATP and NADPH, converts 3-PGA (from the fixation stage) into a three-carbon sugar. This process occurs in two major steps:
  • First, each molecule of 3-PGA receives a phosphate group from ATP, turning into a doubly phosphorylated molecule called 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate (and leaving behind ADP as a by-product).
  • Second, the 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate molecules are reduced (gain electrons). Each molecule receives two electrons from NADPH and loses one of its phosphate groups, turning into a three-carbon sugar called glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate (G3P). This step produces NADP+ and phosphate as by-products.
Answered by Expert 13th January 2021, 11:19 AM
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