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Compensation point

The compensation point is the point during photosynthesis where the rate of photosynthesis exactly matches the rate of respiration; i.e. the input of CO2 or O2 is the same as the output of the other by a plant. This point is reached during early mornings and late evenings.(Twilight Zone). It is also involved in sugar production.

This is a summary of compensation point.

  • The rate of photosynthesis is exactly equal to the rate of respiration
  • The amount of oxygen produced by a plant is equal to the amount used up at that point in time
  • Thus there is no net output of oxygen by the plant
  • There is nil effective photosynthesis
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