Overview of Photosynthesis

Overview of photosynthesis
Cell type Prokaryotes Eukaryotes
Organism Nonoxygenic prokaryotes Oxygenic prokaryotes Algae Plants
Light-reaction photophosphorylation cyclic noncyclic noncyclic noncyclic
Photosystems PSI PSI & PSII PSI & PSII PSI & PSII
Location of photosystems chlorosome thylakoid membrane thylakoid membrane of chloroplast thylakoid membrane of chloroplast
Metabolism Calvin cycle, C-3 in most prokaryotes, or

reductive tricarboxylic acid cycle, or

reductive acetyl coenzyme A pathway, or

3-hydroxypropionate cycle

Calvin cycle Calvin cycleCalvin cycle (C-3)

C-4 and C-3

CAM and C-3

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