Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 27 - 27.5 - Concept Check - Page 586: 2


Photosynthesis produces oxygen and the Calvin cycle turns CO$_2$ into organic compounds.

Work Step by Step

More specifically, in photosynthesis oxygen is produced as a byproduct of light reactions when water is reduced. The overall goal of the Calvin cycle is to turn carbon from CO$_2$ into sugars for food, which occur through a series of enzymatic reactions.
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