Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 58 - The Biosphere - Figure 58.9 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Primary productivity comes from plants, which need water (precipitation) and favorable temperatures to perform photosynthesis.

Work Step by Step

Review earlier material in the textbook on photosynthesis and variations like C4 and CAM intended to save water; water/precipitation is critical to plants and, thus, to primary production.
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