Calvin cycle


Cal·vin cycle

noun \ˈkal-vən-\

Definition of CALVIN CYCLE

:  the cycle of enzyme-catalyzed dark reactions of photosynthesis that occurs in the chloroplasts of plants and in many bacteria and that involves the fixation of carbon dioxide and the formation of a 6-carbon sugar

Origin of CALVIN CYCLE

Melvin Calvin
First Known Use: 1957

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