measure photosynthetic rates of leaves by carbon dioxide assimilation.
They investigate how photosynthetic rates change as a function of
light quality, temperature, and ambient carbon dioxide. This lab
can be used to
demonstrate concepts such as dark respiration, photochemical efficiency,
dioxide conductance, light compensation points, photosynthetic saturation,
differences in photosynthetic rates of C-3 versus C-4 plants, sun
plants, and different levels of polyploidy.