Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 38 - Plant Nutrition and Soils - Figure 38.16 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Plant respiration is affected by temperature changes since it involves enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions which are affected by temperature. This includes changes in enzyme shape with rising temperature and changes in how many reactant molecules have the needed activation energy for a reaction to proceed.

Work Step by Step

Review earlier chapters on biochemistry, especially on the energetics of chemical reactions and on how enzymes work. This question is trying to make a connection between this chapter and those chapters.
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