Irradiance for the saturation of photosynthesis

Value ~100 μmol photons×m^-2×s^-1
Organism Cyanobacteria
Reference Moorhead DL, Wolf CF, Wharton RA Jr. Impact of light regimes on productivity patterns of benthic microbial mats in an antarctic lake: a modeling study. Limnol Oceanogr. 1997 Nov42(7):1561-9. abstractPubMed ID11541255
Comments Filamentous cyanobacteria often dominate benthic microbial communities of antarctic lakes and usually exhibit saturation of photosynthesis at light intensities ~100µEinst×m^-2×s^-1.
Entered by Uri M
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