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Photosynthesis

Post by everybodylovesregan » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:58 am

Why does the rate of photosynthesis increase, peak, then decrease as the temperature increases?

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Post by mith » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:21 am

because you're shivering when cold, sweating when hot and chillin' when it's 78 degrees.
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Post by MichaelXY » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:36 am

Look up transpiration.

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Post by baikuza » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:54 am

i would like you to remember about the properties of enzymes too..
the activity of enzymes will increase as the temp. increases. yet, once it gets at 45 C or higher, the activity will decrease. because the enzymes denatured.

as the enzyme activity increase, the photosynthesis's rate increases too.. and vice versa. once it denaturated, the rate may slowed down

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