The problem was just with regular ol' people. Besides, somehow "vegan" and "vegetarian" just don't register in the same sentence as "German." [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
True, but optimum light isn't necessarily maximum light. So there could be a plant that Jim's growing that'll be doing a lot better on a cloudy day than on one with a clear sky.Originally Posted by [b
True, it's a function of heat, but I figured I'd include it as heat and light intensity are generally related.Originally Posted by [b
C4 and CAM plants are adapted for dry conditions (and therefor we can generally assume hotter, and more intense light.) Moisture and heat are both the major players because moisture is often relative to heat. It's a conflict between maintaining good gas exchange while limiting water loss.Originally Posted by [b
An excellent example is a succulent (CAM.) During day it's too hot (and thus the humidity is too low), if they have their stomata open, they'll dry up and die. So what CAM plants do is they divide the functions of photosynthesis with time. The plant will open up it's stomata during night when it isn't so hot and take up as much CO2 as possible and store in within its tissue. When the sun comes back up, the stomata close, but the plant can still perform photosynthesis because of the stored CO2. Very interesting, love this stuff!