Comparative photosynthetic characteristics of coastal and desert plants of California

  • H. A. Mooney Department of Biological Sciences, Standford University
  • J. Berry Division of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford University
  • O. Björkman Department of Biology, University of Utah
  • J. Ehleringer

Abstract

The photosynrhetic characteristics of planes native to a Californian hot desert habitar, Death Valley, and a cool coastal locality, Bodega Head, were compared. The desert planes showed a variety of responses including species with C3 and C4 photosymhetic pathways, drought tolerance and inrolerance, a wide range of thermal optima, and biochemical and morphological thermal acclimation. Most of the desert species have high photosynrhetic light requirements for saruration and high photosynrhetic
capacicies.

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Comparative photosynthetic characteristics of coastal and desert plants of California
Published
1982-08-15
How to Cite
Mooney, H. A., Berry, J., Björkman, O., & Ehleringer, J. (1982). Comparative photosynthetic characteristics of coastal and desert plants of California. Botanical Sciences, (42), 19 - 33. https://doi.org/10.17129/botsci.1258
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