[Plant-education] Simple measurement of photosynthesis

David Alan Walker via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by d.a.walker At sheffield.ac.uk)
Thu Nov 9 12:04:19 EST 2006

Recently had occasion to look at the literature on simple ways of measuring
photosynthesis (in elementary teaching).

Came across, and much impressed by,

Thought to bring this to the attention  of Plant Ed but, driven by unseemly
pride, couldn¹t resist also mentioning

Polarographic Measurement of Photosynthetic Oxygen Evolution by Leaf Discs

T. Delieu; D. A. Walker

New Phytologist 1981 Vol. 89, No. 2 , pp. 165-178


which was designed for class experiments but has turned out to be rather
more useful than Tom and I ever imagined it would:-




>From David Walker, FRS., Emeritus Professor of Photosynthesis, University of
Sheffield, UK.

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