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plants in the dark

Larry Daley daleyl at ava.bcc.orst.edu
Sun Jan 28 22:08:51 EST 1996


has somebody mention CAM metabolism yet?


On 22 Jan 1996, Carsten Richter wrote:

> In article <4dtpch$sg at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, chsbio at aol.com (CHSBio) says:
> >According to my biology textbook, plants do not carry on photosynthesis at
> >night because their stomata are closed.  How do plants in constant
> >darkness (as in certain months in Alaska) carry on photosynthesis then?
> >Do they have special adaptations to get around this?  Thanks in advance
> >for your reply. --Lori  (CHSBio at aol.com)
> A plant needs light to carry out photosynthesis.  If there is constant
> for a longer period they have to live from their reserves.
> Some plants are adapted to low amounts of light but they can not carry out
> photosynthesis in complete darkness.

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