compensation point

Of course the compensation point applies to aquatic plants.  As you increase 
the temperature you are increasing the rate of respiration relative that 
that of photosynthesis.  This is why some plants can grow in really warm 
environments and other plants just start to shrivel up and die.  This is why 
some plants like the water a little cooler and completely fold up when the 
water temp gets a little too warm (like in our discus tanks).  The 
compensation point has a temperature compenent to it also.

    John Davis (marooned in aggieland)
    Department of Biology
    jdavis at bio_tamu.edu
    jmd9261 at tam2000_tamu.edu