PHOTOSYNTHESIS: And Temperatures

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 4 years ago.

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For every 18 deg.F. (10 deg.C.) rise, the rate of photosynthesis increases from 2.2 to 2.6 times, until 86 F. (30 C.) to 95 F. (35 C.) is reached when no further increase occurs; far above that the rate may decrease. OR72-34
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