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THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS

THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS


Light intensity Concentration of CO2

Factors

Temperature

1. Light intensity
Light is essential during the light reaction of photosynthesis. Plants shows various adaptations to obtain the maximum amount of light.

1. Light intensity

1. Light intensity

1. Light intensity

1. Light intensity
Rate of photosynthesis

Graph II

0.13% CO2 at 30C

Graph I

Q 0.03% CO2 at 30C

Light intensity

2. Concentration of CO2
Carbon dioxide is required in dark reaction as the raw materials used in the synthesis of glucose. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere varies between 0.03% to 0.04%. In places where the density of plants is high, competition of CO2 arises and will affect the rate of photosynthesis.

2. Concentration of CO2

2. Concentration of CO2
30C at high light intensity

Rate of photosynthesis

30C at low light intensity

CO2 concentration

3. Temperature
The dark reaction of photosynthesis is catalyzed by enzymes. Changes in temperature will affect the rate of photosynthesis. An increase of 10C in the surrounding will double the rate of photosynthesis. When the temperature is too high, the photosynthetic enzymes will destroy.

3. Temperature
Q: What happens to photosynthesis process?????

3. Temperature

Rate of photosynthesis

Temperature

The difference in the rate of photosynthesis in plants throughout the day

Q1: Does the rate of photosynthesis in plants constant throughout the day???? Q2: What factors that contribute to this differences????? Q3: What happens to rate of photosynthesis during morning, midday, evening and night???

Increasing the productivity of crops based on the factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis

Q1: What happens in countries with 4 seasons???? Q2: How to overcome this problem?????

Greenhouse

A caring attitude towards plants

Importance of photosynthesis

Technology used in food production

Methods used to improve the quality and quantity of food production


Direct seedling Hydroponics Aeroponics Breeding of plants and animals Tissue culture Genetic engineering Soil management Biological control

Technological development in food processing

Food processing
The necessity of food processing. Food processing methods: Cooking Treating food with salt, sugar and vinegar Fermentation Drying Pasteurisation Canning Refrigeration