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This paper explains that the biological characteristics of a plant are bound inherently to its response to the conditions around it, such as the process of photosynthesis, which is addressed differently by different plant species. Next, the author describes the ways in which the water level within the plant is controlled and varied according to eternal factors. The paper underscores that photosynthesis requires a balance of just the right amount of climate, sunlight, moisture and terrain for specific species to survival, propagate and potentially thrive.
From the Paper:"As the primary catalyst in the process of photosynthesis, carbon dioxide's depletion in the body of the plant is entirely traumatic to its life functions. Such a disruption in the rate of photosynthesis quickly becomes apparent in all aspects of the plant's health. The root to shoot ratio also suffers incomparably from the lack of moisture due to the obstruction of body communication.
"In an effort to divine further sources for moisture, roots will extend into the soil, creating a greater distance between themselves and the plant's already damaged stomata. For lack of proper nutrients, however, plant shoots will show evidence of clearly stunted growth. Overall, the disparity in root and shoot responses destabilizes any normal communicative function between elements necessary for survivability.
"And perhaps the clearest indication of drought's damaging effects is in the declined level of chlorophyll production, a necessary byproduct of the absence of new CO2 and photosynthetic orchestration.
"Flooding is, overall, less oppressive to plant development, though there are some species, such as the previously mentions cacti, with a particular sensitivity to excess moisture. And though it is the primary engine for the successful implementation of photosynthesis, sunlight it too is a factor to which, in many ways, the plant is vulnerable."
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- Farabee, M.J. (2007). Photosynthesis. Maricopa.edu.
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