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Photosynthesis II (Synthesis of Starch) 2-517

Target Grades: 9-14

Photosynthesis II examines the phosphorylation of glucose to produce starch in plant cells. Students collect phosphorylase in potato extract and use it to catalyze the synthesis of starch.  They learn that starch synthesis requires primer starch to which glucose residues can be added and that inorganic phosphate inhibits starch synthesis. Required, but not included: blender, fresh potatoes. Designed for 24 students working in six groups of four.

Kit Contains:
Instructor Manual
Student Data Sheets
Depression Plates
Medicine Dropper
Sodium Fluoride Solution
Potassium Phosphate Solution
Iodine Solution
Glucose 1 Phosphate