Photosynthesis summary. Photosynthesis is a process to synthesize food involving light and dark reaction
Then, OAA is converted into malate acid, and in mesophyll, it diffuses to bundle sheath where pynrvic acid is formed by releasing carbon dioxide. pyruvic acid, with the help of ATP, is broken down into PEP and will be reused on C4 pathway in mesophyll. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide entering Calvin cycle forms glucose which is then caried throughout the body plants. The examples of C4 plant are grass, corn, and sugar cane.
|Structure of corn leaf and mechanism of C-4 synthesis or C4 pathway|