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Concept: Photorespiration

Problem: Why is photorespiration more of a problem for a plant when their stomata are closed? a. Oxygen levels increase from photosynthesis and compete with carbon dioxide for rubisco's active site.b. Carbon dioxide levels increase from photosynthesis and compete with oxygen for rubisco's active site.d. Oxygen cannot enter the leaf, blocking normal respiration, so the plants switch to photorespiration.e. Glucose cannot leave through the stomata and levels increase inside of the plant cell, causing dehydration by osmosis.

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Why is photorespiration more of a problem for a plant when their stomata are closed? 

a. Oxygen levels increase from photosynthesis and compete with carbon dioxide for rubisco's active site.

b. Carbon dioxide levels increase from photosynthesis and compete with oxygen for rubisco's active site.

d. Oxygen cannot enter the leaf, blocking normal respiration, so the plants switch to photorespiration.

e. Glucose cannot leave through the stomata and levels increase inside of the plant cell, causing dehydration by osmosis.

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