Direct and indirect climate change effects on photosynthesis and transpiration.

  title={Direct and indirect climate change effects on photosynthesis and transpiration.},
  author={Miko U. F. Kirschbaum},
  journal={Plant biology},
  volume={6 3},
  • M. Kirschbaum
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant biology
Climate change affects plants in many different ways. Increasing CO(2) concentration can increase photosynthetic rates. This is especially pronounced for C(3) plants, at high temperatures and under water-limited conditions. Increasing temperature also affects photosynthesis, but plants have a considerable ability to adapt to their growth conditions and can function even at extremely high temperatures, provided adequate water is available. Temperature optima differ between species and growth… 

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