Percent of maximum potential of photosynthesis observed at full noon

Range <30 %
Organism Plant Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris)
Reference Mooney HA, Ehleringer J, Berry JA. High photosynthetic capacity of a winter annual in death valley. Science. 1976 Oct 15 194(4262):322-4. p.322 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID17738049
Comments The photosynthetic rate of sugar beet (13), a C3 crop plant that has been previously used in describing the photosynthetic efficiency of leaves (14), is less than 30 percent of this maximum potential rate at the same (full noon sun) irradiance.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107710