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Rate of O2 generation/CO2 consumption

Jeremy Beal subotai at elm.circa.ufl.edu
Tue Mar 1 16:02:15 EST 1994

I was wondering if somebody could point me toward a good reference
explaining the rate at which plants are able to consume CO2 and generate
O2 via photosynthesis. I am interested in using plants as part of
an air regeneration project, so I would like to find plants which
are easily and rapidly grown, and can regenerate O2 quickly. I need to
get specific numerical information about the O2 generation rate.

Are there any genetically engineered plants for this specific purpose?

Does anybody know what kinds of plants they used in the Biosphere
experiment when they sealed the bubble? A variety I imagine. They
seemed to have trouble generating enough O2.

Thanks in advance...


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