Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in light.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
As plants respire, they release
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
Leaf area increases with stand age, resulting in a decreasing rate of photosynthesis in the stand.
An increment in leaf area increases also the photosynthesis of a tree stand. However, the relationship is saturating.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
The effect of light on photosynthesis has a clear saturating pattern: more light results in more photosynthesis but eventually leaves cannot take full advantage of all the extra light.