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Photosynthesis

In some ways, photosynthesis and respiration are the opposites of each other. As we go through it, think "follow the electrons."


Here is a
link to a "mind map" comparing and contrasting the two.

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Enolase detail

I thought getting into the mechanism…even just the idea of a mechanism…would be useful. It turns out I posted this earlier in the year when we were first looking at enzymes. But, now that we are further along in the year and we are looking at the role of enolase in glycolysis, I thought I would repost it. This enzyme catalyzes the step right before pyruvate kinase, the second "pay-off" or substrate-level phosphorylation step.
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Respiration

The diagram contains sort of the overview of what happens. Most bio classes start out with glycolysis. This is not like most biology classes.
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Translation etc

This is the next phase: translation of the mRNA into a protein sequence. We just began this briefly today. The glowing pig and tobacco plant are there for a reason. What does it tell you that you can express a firefly gene in a plant, or a jellyfish gene in a pig?

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