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in photosynthesis, the fixation of CO2 into carbohydrate, which is independent in place and time of the absorption of light.
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Any of the chemical reactions that take place as part of the second stage of photosynthesis and do not require light to occur, by which energy released from ATP drives the production of organic molecules from carbon dioxide.
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