photosynthesis, dark reaction

id: GO:0019685
name: photosynthesis, dark reaction
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A complex cycle of enzyme-mediated reactions which catalyzes the reduction of carbon dioxide to sugar. As well as carbon dioxide the cycle requires reducing power in the form of reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP) and chemical energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The reduced NADP (NADPH) and ATP are produced by the 'light' reactions.

Child Functions

GO:0009760C4 photosynthesis
GO:0009761CAM photosynthesis
GO:0019253reductive pentose-phosphate cycle

Parent Functions

GO:0016051carbohydrate biosynthetic process