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Rate of O2 generation/CO2 consumption

ajbloom at ucdavis.edu ajbloom at ucdavis.edu
Thu Mar 3 12:46:52 EST 1994

In general the assimilatory quotient (CO2 consumed/O2 evolved) is around unity. 
I am one of the few to measure this in higher plants.  Bloom et al. 1989, Plant
Physiology 91:352-356.  Hope this helps.

In article <2l0agnINN6d at no-names.nerdc.ufl.edu> subotai at elm.circa.ufl.edu (Jeremy Beal) writes:
>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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