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What factors influence the rate of photosynthesis?

What factors influence the rate of photosynthesis?

A) wavelengths of light

B) temperature

C) CO2

D) water availability

E) all of the above

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Answer is (E)

Several factors influence the rate of photosynthesis:
the intensity and frequency of light,
As light intensity increases, the photosynthetic rate increases until a point is reached where the rate begins to level off. At low light intensity, photosynthesis occurs slowly because only a small quantity of ATP and NADPH is created by the light dependent reactions. As light intensity increases, more ATP and NADPH are created, thus increasing the photosynthetic rate. At high light intensity, photosynthetic rate levels out, not ...

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Several factors influence the rate of photosynthesis.......
Intensity of light- As light intensity increases, the photosynthetic rate increases until a point is reached where the rate begins to level off. At low light intensity, photosynthesis occurs slowly because only a small quantity of ATP and NADPH is created by the light dependent reactions.

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