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1[mass noun] The reaction of something, especially the iris of the eye, to different intensities of light.
- ‘The investigator simply has to set the parameter representing the light reaction activity to zero, and recalculate the steady-state.’
The reaction which occurs as the first phase of photosynthesis, in which energy in the form of light is absorbed and converted to chemical energy in the form of ATP.
- ‘This allows oxygen to diffuse past the ‘gatekeeping’ mitochondria and into the peroxisomes, initiating the light reaction.’
- ‘The light reaction relies upon two clusters of pigments, known as photosystems I and II, which each possess a different type of chlorophyll and several accessory pigments.’
- ‘During this second stage of photosynthesis, NADPH 2 and ATP produced in the light reaction are used to reduce CO 2 to organic carbon.’
- ‘Two proteins may participate in the light reaction.’
- ‘Chlorophyll and several other pigments such as beta-carotene are organized in clusters in the thylakoid membrane and are involved in the light reaction.’
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