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[APD] Begging limitless questions

Every living things has an upper rate at which they will grow; even in ideal
conditions, with unlimited nutrients, the plants will grow at a certain
maximum rate, and to a certain maximum height, due to genetics and cell
senescence. Nutrinets are just a part of the equation.

phlim at iinet_net.au

> Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 07:10:53 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Well, something is going to limit them or, well, their
> growth would be unlimited -- no tank would be big enough to
> hold them.
> But that doesn't happen.  So what limits that we actual
> experience have what kinds of appearances?  Does light
> limited look like iron limited?  Does it look like not
> limited at all except the plant doesn't get gargantuan?
> Chems chemical reaction rates, metabolic rates ("It's not
> my nutrients, I just have a fast metabolism"), energy/light
> input, temps?  You can't keep giving plants more of
> everything, what's the desireable operative limitation, if
> anyone knows?

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