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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1260
>>> Lighting on 24/7 won't give the best results either. Plants/algae
>>> have to respire too!
> There seems to be a common misconception that plants synthesize in
>light, then respire in darkness. While it's true that photosynthesis
>has to stop at sundown, I remember in a biology class I took 20 years
>ago that the professor made a point of making it very clear that plants
>respire in both darkness and in light. For what it's worth, I'm
>parroting what he said here. -- Sherman Lovell
Thanks for pointing this out. All life, except namely some bacteria and
other organisms, respires aerobically (at least in active cells) 24hrs a day
whether photosynthesis is taking place or not. No O2 is needed to initiate
the process but it cannot be completed without O2 gas.
Rest, not respire, is what I SHOULD have stated. I stand corrected and
thanks for stopping any perpetuating of misconceptions! We have enough of