The objectives for this problem set are to review the location and overall reactions of carbohydrate biosynthesis during photosynthesis, including RUBISCO, and to understand the difference between C3 and C4 plant leaf anatomy and pathways for carbohydrate biosynthesis.

Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem.

1. Calvin experiment

2. Calvin cycle reactions

3. Equation for dark reaction

4. Calvin cycle experiment

5. Basic equation of photosynthesis

6. Dark reactions

7. Products of the dark reactions

8. C4 plants

9. C4 photosynthesis

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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