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Key Terms for Ch. 6 Ecology Class.


the process of converting sunlight into chemical energy by producers


openings on the bottom side of a leaf that allow for gas exchange


the loss of water from the stomata of plants


elements needed by plants in large amounts


elements needed by plants in small amounts


plant species adapted to high-light environments


plant species adapted to low-light environments


specialized cells within a leaf that carry out photosynthesis


the slowing or stopping of light processes by too much light

carbon balance

balance between uptake of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis & loss through transpiration

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