Photosynthetic Surges in Coffee Seedlings

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Decker, J. P., & Tió, M. A. (1959). Photosynthetic Surges in Coffee Seedlings. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 43(1), 50–55.


This paper presents the results of a study in which leaves of coffee plants were submitted to repeated light-dark-light cycles, to observe their effects on respiration and photosynthesis. The results suggest that most of the photosynthetic work done by a leaf is immediately cancelled by photorespiration and, consequently, only a minor part remains as net gain or dry-weight increment.


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