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- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a plant cells unit of a standard cell biology course. Topics covered include:
- The cell wall and other plant cell structures
- Stroma, grana, and other aspects of chloroplast structure
- Reactants and products of photolysis and light reactions
- Dark reactions of photosynthesis
1. Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole
In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the things that make plant cells so different from our cells. In addition to being mean, green photosynthesizing machines, plant cells have cell walls and central vacuoles to make them unique!
2. Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana
In this lesson, we'll explore the parts of the chloroplast, such as the thylakoids and stroma, that make a chloroplast the perfect place for conducting photosynthesis in plant cells.
3. Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis
Plants are clean, green, photosynthesizing machines. Using a specialized pigment called chlorophyll, plants are able to soak up energy from the sun and turn it into food. In this lesson, we'll start to learn why chlorophyll literally gets excited about a sunny day!
4. Photolysis and the Light Reactions: Definitions, Steps, Reactants & Products
In this lesson, we'll learn how electrons get excited during the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis, jumping off photosystem reaction centers like they were trampolines! In addition, we'll learn how the splitting of water creates reactants for this part of photosynthesis while creating a little fresh air for us.
5. Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle
Photosynthesis starts out using the energy from sunlight to get things started, but it ends with the dark reactions, which don't need sunshine to complete sugar production. In the Calvin cycle, ATP and NADPH from the light reactions are used to produce sugars.
6. Plants That Have Antimicrobial Properties
In this lesson, we'll learn about natural antimicrobials from plants. We'll explain the function of antimicrobials and then look at some examples of plants with this property, including the popular spices garlic, tea tree, sage, and nutmeg.
7. Mycology: Definiton, History & Terms
In this article, we will look at the science of mycology. We will discuss just what mycology is and dive into its long and fascinating history from prehistoric time to today.
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Other chapters within the Cell Biology Study Guide course
- Cell Theory and Living Organisms
- Parts of a Cell
- Cell Transport
- Cell Communication
- Cellular Respiration
- Stages of Cell Division
- Cells and Reproduction
- DNA: The Basis of Inheritance
- Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation
- Biochemistry of Major Macromolecules and Enzyme Function
- Bacteria and Viruses
- Levels of Cell Organization and Specialization