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light reaction

n.
Any of the chemical reactions that take place as part of the first stage of photosynthesis and require the presence of light, by which energy captured from light is converted to chemical energy in the form of ATP.

light reaction

That stage of photosynthesis in which photons are captured by cells and used to supply the energy needed to synthesize carbohydrates. Chlorophyll is the light-trapping molecule of most plants. Bacteriochlorophyll is a related compound used by bacteria to capture the energy supplied by light.
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The Light Reaction Company is equipped with weapons provided by the US military.
Additionally, the nucleotide- degrading enzyme switches off the light reaction and allows the next sequencing reaction to be initiated.
Additionally, the nucleotide-degrading enzyme switches off the light reaction and allows the next sequencing reaction to be initiated.
trained light reaction company, be flown to the Jolo islands to beef up the more than 3,000 troops who are already operating on the remote islands.
Cimatu said the training will focus on improving the antiterrorism capabilities of the troops, particularly of the Army Light Reaction Company (LRC), which received training in July from U.
Though we read a bit about New Light reactions to slavery, aside from the important issues surrounding disestablishment, Mulder does not pay particular attention to what might have differentiated these southern New Lights from those in New England or the Mid-Atlantic region.
Photosystem II of the photosynthetic light reactions contains two redox-active tyrosine residues ([Y.