Photosynthesis in aquatic plants


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Photosynthesis in aquatic plants

Post by Bronxboy814 » Tue May 22, 2007 10:39 pm

Does photosynthesis occur in aquatic plants?

I personally believe so because light still comes through the water to reach the plant but I just wanted to make sure. So if someone can please help me it would be greatly appreciated

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Post by TerrorByte » Wed May 23, 2007 12:55 am

Yes photosynthesis does occur in aquatic plants.

I'm not adept on the topic, but I hope this link can help:

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Post by jeanlery2010 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:09 am

Photosynthesis exist in plants on land and also occur in the underwater plants to give life to the aquatic animals. I had also visited the link and had learned many interesting ideas about the role of photosynthesis in aquatic plants. Even though plants are below water, sunlight will totally rich them as well for them to grow and enhance nutrients for the fishes.

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Post by jwalin » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:58 am

yes photosynthesis does take place....
light does reach those plants that arent too deep under water
but now i wonder what about those plants that are very deep underwater
where practically negligible light reaches... what do they do
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Post by JackBean » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:50 am

higher plants are not so deep in water, but cyanobacteria have phycobilisomes, which contain three forms of phycobilins (linear forms of chlorophyll linked to proteins), what enables them to grow deep in water, in soil, shadow etc.

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