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Tansley review Plant responses to low [ CO 2 ] of the past

  title={Tansley review Plant responses to low [ CO 2 ] of the past},
  author={L. Gerhart and J. Ward},
  • L. Gerhart, J. Ward
  • Published 2010
  • During the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; 18 000–20 000 yr ago) and previous glacial periods, atmospheric [CO2] dropped to 180–190 ppm, which is among the lowest concentrations that occurred during the evolution of land plants. Modern atmospheric CO2 concentrations ([CO2]) are more than twice those of the LGM and 45% higher than pre-industrial concentrations. Since CO2 is the carbon source for photosynthesis, lower carbon availability during glacial periods likely had a major impact on plant… CONTINUE READING
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