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[Plant-education] Re: BLC : C3 C4 experiment

David R. Hershey dh321 at excite.com
Thu Aug 17 17:41:51 EST 2006

Paste the link into the google.com search box, and you can find a cache
of the page listing the labs. The Biology Lab Clearinghouse site is
either temporarily offline or defunct. The C3/C4 experiments use the
www.qubitsystems.com photosynthesis equipment. Qubit Systems might have
copies of the labs.

A simple C3/C4 experiment is to grow a C3 plant and a C4 plant in a
sealed, clear plastic or glass container. The C4 plant will grow better
because it has a lower CO2 compensation point. It will effectively
"steal" the CO2 the C3 plant respires.

David R. Hershey

Jo Ann Zeman wrote:
> Hi Bob Hudson,
> I'm trying to find more info about the BLC that is mentionned on the internet. The last link posted around 2001, does not connect to any information. I am writing because of a search on the internet for C3 C4 plant  photorespiration experiments. Specifically google gave me this info:
> BLC - PLANTS  Experiment 8 - Measurement of Photorespiration in C3 and C4 Plants, rtf · pdf ... Dr. R. Hodson, University of Delaware ...
> blc.biolab.udel.edu/plants.html - 18k - Cached - Similar pages
> Unfortunately this is no longer a working link.
> If you could direct me to a correct URL, or provide me the info about this C3C4 experiment, I would be very grateful. We are trying to develop a C3 C4 lab for Introd Biology Course.
> Thank you for your time.
> Jo Ann Zeman
> Biology Faculty
> Greenhouse Supervisor
> Gettysburg College
> Gettysburg Pa

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