VOLUME 10 NUMBER 2 (July to December 2017)


Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2017 10 (2) 098-100
available online: August 25, 2017

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How plants breathe: A mathematical approach

by Luis Wilfrido Atienza

We all know that plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. This exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen is a basic fact, but the mechanism that allows this to happen is actually the subject of a lot of study. Even without going into the chemical reactions that result in the release of oxygen, scientists have turned to complex mathematical models to study, at the cellular level, the mechanisms that make the gas exchange that we are so familiar with possible.

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