Ask a Question forum: water conservation and its effect on plant's other processes

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Nov 18, 2017 8:29 PM CST
I was just wondering how a plant is able to overcome their problems of reduced exposure of photosynthetic area to sunlight and allow sufficient carbon dioxide for photosynthesis into the plant when they also have to conserve their water. (regarding Australian conditions)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 18, 2017 11:20 PM CST
Its a chemical process - the limiting factor is the part that runs out first. So the problem is not overcome, the process just isn't competed.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Nov 19, 2017 5:54 AM CST

You might find it useful to do a Google search on the differences between C3, C4 and CAM photosynthesis.

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