why is photosynthesis low both at high and low temperatures?

Asked by akshii | 13th Jun, 2008, 10:54: PM

Expert Answer:

At constant irradiance, the rate of carbon assimilation increases as the temperature is increased over a limited range. This effect is only seen at high irradiance levels. At low irradiance, increasing the temperature has little influence on the rate of carbon assimilation , experiments clearly show that temperature affects the rate of carbon assimilation, so there must be two sets of reactions in the full process of carbon assimilation.

Answered by  | 28th Jun, 2008, 08:32: PM

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