Efficiency of Calvin Cycle - based on standard free energies

Value 90 %
Organism Generic
Reference Blankenship, Robert. Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis. 2002. Blackwell Science. p.185
Comments Note that this is based on biochemical standard free energies, and not on physiological conditions. Energy efficiency of entire photosynthesic reaction under ordinary and low quantum requirements for oxygen synthesis is 27% (BNID 104627) and 91% (BNID 104626), respectively.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 101674