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I've been using TBR bio passages and I came across the Calvin cycle (pertains to plants) and missed nearly every question because I had no idea what it was saying. Has anyone ever seen this on the MCAT and is it even tested? thanks

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I'd like to know about it as well. Can someone please answer this? The passages on that particular chapter was extremely hard compared to others in a sense that just knowing what was covered in the chapter wouldn't get you anywhere near a respectful grade, since it requierd additinoal background information.
 

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There really is very little plant physiology required for the MCAT. I would check the list of topics to be certain, but I don't believe knowledge of the Calvin cycle is necessary.
 

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pretty sure botany is unnecessary. are you sure you didn't miss questions because of passage interpretation issues? for example, if they throw in a completely unheard-of process, but say "in a process that's the direct reverse of glycolysis.." it's completely fair game