plants in the dark

Carsten Richter h0367naa at rz.hu-berlin.de
Mon Jan 22 11:45:12 EST 1996


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 darkness
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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