Photosynthesis and respiration of some marine benthic algae from Spitsbergen

  • Adam Latala

Abstract

Light-photosynthesis curves for 9 species of benthic algae from the Hornsund fiord were determined. As a result of adaptation to the conditions in the Arctic, benthic algae from Spitsbergen have a low requirement of light. Saturation and compensation points are low and within a range typical for shadow-tolerant plants.The values for gas exchange rates indicate that Arctic algae have lower photosynthctic capacity than temperate species.

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Published
1990-01-12
How to Cite
Latala, A. (1990). Photosynthesis and respiration of some marine benthic algae from Spitsbergen. Polar Research, 8(2), 303-307. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v8i2.6822
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Research Notes

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