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photosynthesis--latency period?

BruceRat brucerat at aol.com
Wed Jul 5 12:26:15 EST 1995

QUESTION:  How long after algae is exposed to full sunlight does it reach
its maximum photosynthetic rate?  Is it like, say, the LAC operon, where
certain enzymes need to be synthesized first (so, 5-10 minutes)? 
I am working on a project with pond primary productivity.  I have been
keeping ponds in sunlight, or dark, and measuring dissolved oxygen
production.  If you have any experience timing the process from the "GO!",
please advise.
Bruce Ratcliffe  (BruceRat at AOL.COM)

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