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The Wonders of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Affecting Factors of Photosynthesis

Table of Contents
Photosynthesis (Light Reactions)
Photosynthesis (Dark Reactions)
Affecting Factors of Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration (Glycolysis)
Cellular Respiration (Aerobic Respiration)
Linking Photosynthesis to Cellular Respiration

    Light intensity, carbon dioxide levels, and temperature are factors that affect photosynthesis. The rate of photosynthesis increases as light intensity increases, all of the available electrons are excited at some point and the maximum rate of photosynthesis is reached and remains the same regardless of further increases in light intensity. When levels of carbon dioxide increase, photosynthesis is stimulated until it levels off. The rate of photosynthesis increases as temperature increases, peaks at a certain temperature when many of the enzymes that catalyze the reaction become ineffective, and then decreases.
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