By Gaylon S. Campbell
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In plants, stages such as germination, emergence, leaf appearance, flowering, and maturity can be defined, as can intermediate stages within many of these stages. In insects, stages such as egg, larva, and adult can be identified, and with other living organisms developmental stages can be similarly identified and defined. 6 shows the time taken for completion of the egg stage of Dacus cucurbitae at constant temperatures ranging from 10° to 35° C. Development time is short at temperatures between 20° and 30° C, but increases markedly at both higher and lower temperatures.
The following temperatures were measured above a 10 cm high alfalfa crop on a clear day. 6 21 Solution. It can be seen from Eq. 1) that T (z) = To when the In term is zero, which happens when z = d + ZH since In(ZH /ZH) = In(l) = O. Ifln[ (z - d) / ZH ] is plotted versus T (normally the independent variable is plotted on the abscissa or horizontal axis, but when the independent variable is height, it is plotted on the ordinate or vertical axis) and extrapolate to zero, the intercept will be To.
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An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics by Gaylon S. Campbell