Photosynthesis Under Field Conditions. XA. Assessing Sources and Sinks of Carbon Dioxide in a Corn (Zea mays L.) Crop Using a Momentum Balance Approach1
- E. R. Lemon and
- J. L. Wright2
In a previous communication we described a meteorological method of assessing the vertical distribution of photosynthesis and respiration activity in a corn crop. The method, however, is tedious. Here we describe a much simpler method. Results indicate that all the leaves of a corn crop appear to follow the same near-linear light response curve, at least above the compensation point. Below the compensation point, all leaves evidently respire very little.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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