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10 terms

Plant Adaptations to the Environment

Key Terms for Ch. 6 Ecology Class.
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photosynthesis
the process of converting sunlight into chemical energy by producers
stomata
openings on the bottom side of a leaf that allow for gas exchange
transpiration
the loss of water from the stomata of plants
macronutrients
elements needed by plants in large amounts
micronutrients
elements needed by plants in small amounts
shade-intolerant
plant species adapted to high-light environments
shade-tolerant
plant species adapted to low-light environments
mesophyll
specialized cells within a leaf that carry out photosynthesis
photoinhibition
the slowing or stopping of light processes by too much light
carbon balance
balance between uptake of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis & loss through transpiration