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C4 and C3 plants

Postby JennJenn73_angel » Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:28 pm

With higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, which plant, C4 or C3, would be most affected by this change? how would they be affected? and why? :?
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:24 pm

C3 plants... the photosynthesis of c3 plants would improve due to a decrease in photorespiration... here is a field where extra co2 is good :D
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Postby James » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:01 pm

MrMistery wrote:C3 plants... the photosynthesis of c3 plants would improve due to a decrease in photorespiration... here is a field where extra co2 is good :D


:D Yes, let's burn more fossil fuels for the plants :roll:
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Postby Cecilie » Sun May 01, 2005 3:55 pm

Does that mean that the evolutionary pressure on C-3 plants to move toward C-4 plants is halting because of us?
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Postby MrMistery » Tue May 03, 2005 6:06 pm

i guess you could say that... but that is the least of the problems this is causing...
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