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Photosynthesis in corn and tomato plant

1. What is the relationship between an increase in light intensity and photosynthetic rate in leaves from a corn plant? How does this relationship compare with tomato plants?
2. Photosynthetic saturation is the maximum rate of photosynthesis. What value of light intensity produced photosynthetic saturation in corn leaves?

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In general, rate of photosynthesis increases with an increase in light intensity. However, for each plant species, there is a maximum level of light intensity above which photosynthesis does not increase. If the temperatures exceed a certain degree and overheat, the enzymes will get damaged or lost and inevitably die.

C4 plants survive better in higher daytime temperatures as compared to C3. C3 plants need moderate conditions to grow. Tomato belongs to C3 ...

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This answer discusses the relationship between an increase in light intensity and photosynthetic rate in leaves from a corn plant? How does this relationship compare with tomato plants. It also throws light on photosynthetic saturation.

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