the second phase of photosynthesis, that does not require the presence of light, during which ATP releases stored energy that is used to convert carbon dioxide molecules into sugars and other nutrients
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Any of the chemical reactions that take place as part of the second stage of photosynthesis and do not require light to occur, by which energy released from ATP drives the production of organic molecules from carbon dioxide.