Comparison of the photosynthetic characteristics of three submersed aquatic plants.

Abstract

Light- and CO(2)-saturated photosynthetic rates of the submersed aquatic plants Hydrilla verticillata, Ceratophyllum demersum, and Myriophyllum spicatum were 50 to 60 mumol O(2)/mg Chl.hr at 30 C. At air levels of CO(2), the rates were less than 5% of those achieved by terrestrial C(3) plants. The low photosynthetic rates correlated with low activities of… (More)

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