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    Environmental facts that limit photosynthesis

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    What environmental factors simultaneously limit photosynthesis? Explain the concept of saturation by applying conditions under which photosynthesis is not limited.

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    Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms transform light energy into chemical energy. Photosynthesis in green plants harness the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide, water, and minerals into organic compounds and gaseous oxygen.

    Photosynthesis is influenced by two categories of factors - external or environmental and internal or plant factors. According to the law of limiting factors, at any given time, only one factor is the most limiting factor among all and this factor determines the rate of photosynthesis.

    The rate of photosynthesis is dependent on the following environmental factors:

    1)Light intensity
    Light's three characteristics affect the rate of plant growth: quantity, quality and duration. The quantity of light determines the plant's capacity to manufacture its own food and affects the rate of photosynthesis. If there is limited light then ...

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    The environmental facts that limit photosynthesis are determined. The concepts of saturation by applying conditions under which photosynthesis is not limited is determined.

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