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 (fō′tō-fŏs′fôr-ə-lā′shən, -fər-)
Phosphorylation induced by radiant energy in photosynthesis.
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(ˌfoʊ təˌfɒs fər əˈleɪ ʃən)

phosphorylation that uses light as a source of energy, as during photosynthesis.
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Eukaryotic organisms can perform both cyclic and noncyclic photophosphorylation. Only in noncyclic photophosphorylation does the production of NADP[H.sub.2] occur, allowing C[O.sub.2] to be reduced to a carbohydrate.
Sites of heat sensitivity in chloroplasts and differential inactivation of cyclic and noncyclic photophosphorylation by heating.