Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 55 - 55.2 - Concept Check - Page 1243: 4


Both nitrogen and phosphorus are crucial components of both intermediates and products of the Calvin cycle.

Work Step by Step

NADPH contains both phosphorus and nitrogen and ATP requires phosphorus. Nitrogen is required to form amino acids, and phosphorus is used in the building of sugars. The process of phosphorylation is crucial in the role of ATP and in the fixation of carbon through the creation of sugars from CO$_2$.
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