How does light intensity influence transpiration rate - and how does this ultimately affect surface area?
If possible could anyone suggest some useful sources that may contain evident information?
Light Intensity - Transpiration - Leaf Surface Area watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-01-2015 20:05
- 14-01-2015 20:15
Light intensity increases the transpiration rate until it is no longer the limiting factor, as light energy is used in photosynthesis, which both produces and uses gases.
However, I don't know how light intensity directly affects SA. Indirectly, it could increase the SA of the leaf because there is a higher rate of growth of the leaf due to the increased rate of photosynthesis.