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Re: 24/7


I am sorry, but  I just have to ask - what is 24/7?


At 03:48 PM 9/7/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 11:34:33 -0800
>From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at pacbell_net>
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1260
>Tom said:
> >
> >>> 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
>Tom Barr