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Fig. 3 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Fig. 3

From: High-value biomass from microalgae production platforms: strategies and progress based on carbon metabolism and energy conversion

Fig. 3

Energy capture, delivery and dissipation in plants and microalgae. When pigment molecules in Photosystem II absorb light, electrons are passed along an electron acceptor chain and finally to NADP+ reductase. The ATP and NADPH generated in light reaction are used to fix CO2. The intermediates from CBB cycle are then to participate in anabolism. The delivery of energy in microalgae depends on various pathways like malate/oxaloacetate shuttle and photorespiration. The energy dissipation depends on pathways like water to water pathway, photorespiration and H+ dissipation

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