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Does The Temperature Affect The Growth Of Plants?

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The temperature does affect the growth of plants.

IF it gets too hot, the enzymes in the plant's leaves that act as a catalyst for the chemical reaction

6 H20 + 6CO2 -> 6 O2 + C6H12O6

or photosynthesis, will denature (lose their shapes) and will not be able to function properly. This will cause the rate of photosynthesis, the factor which affects plant growth, to decrease.

Also, if the temperature is too cold, the enzymes will not get enough energy and will not be able to photosynthesize as much, thus the rate of photosynthesis also decreases.

But keep in mind that not only temperature affects the rate of photosynthesis. Amount of Water, Type of soil, Amount of light and amount of carbon dioxide are other examples of factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis.

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Absolutely. All plants are adapted for a specific temperature range, and if it is too hot or too cold they will not grow properly and may die. Temperature is one factor plants use to regulate their growth cycles, and the wrong temperature really messes with their biological rhythms.

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