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Compensation point

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  1. the amount of light intensity on the light curve where the rate of photosynthesis exactly matches the rate of respiration

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  2. At this point, the uptake of CO2 through photosynthetic pathways is exactly matched to the respiratory release of carbon dioxide, and the uptake of O2 by respiration is exactly matched to the photosynthetic release of oxygen

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  3. At the compensation point, the rate of photosynthesis is balanced to the rate of respiration so that the plant is neither consuming nor building biomass

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  4. This point is reached during early mornings and late evenings

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  5. Respiration is relatively constant whereas photosynthesis depends on the amount of sunlight

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