Calvin cycle

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The Calvin cycle (named after Melvin Calvin of the University of California, Berkeley) is a series of biochemical reactions involved in the sunlight-harnessing process of photosynthesis. It proceeds from the sunlight as it infuses the photosynthetic chlorophyll with photons, through the combination of water and carbon dioxide into organic compounds which are used by the plant. The enzyme RuBisCO (Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase) plays an important role.