Oxygen inhibition of photosynthesis

  title={Oxygen inhibition of photosynthesis},
  author={S. B. Ku and Gerald E. Edwards},
The effect of leaf temperature, O2 and calculated O2/CO2 solubility ratio in the leaf on the quantum yield of photosynthesis was studied for the C4 species, Zea mays L., and the C3 species, Triticum aestivum L. Over a range of leaf temperatures of 16 to 35° C, the quantum yield of Z. mays was relatively constant and was similar under 1.5 and 21% O2, being ca. 0.059 mol CO2 mol-1 quanta absorbed. Under 1.5% O2 and atmospheric levels of CO2, the quantum yield of T. aestivum was relatively… CONTINUE READING

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