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Why do green plants start evolving carbon dioxide instead of oxygen on a hot sunny day ?

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On a hot sunny day, enzyme RuBP carboxylase becomes active and its affinity for CO2 decreases and for O2 increases. Consequently more and more photosynthetically fixed carbon is lost by photorespiration.

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