[PCA] NEWS: Study: Tree Leaves Have Built-In Thermostat

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Wed Jun 18 17:15:50 CDT 2008


Study: Tree Leaves Have Built-In Thermostat
Andrea Thompson
Senior Writer
LiveScience.com Wed Jun 11, 1:11 PM ET

Whether in Canada or the Caribbean, tree leaves don't have to worry about
the temperature outside - they have their own built-in climate control that
always aims to keep them comfortable, a new study finds.

The long-standing view of plant biologists was that the temperature of a
photosynthesizing leaf would be the same as that of the surrounding air.

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