One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sugar or other substance made by photosynthesis.
- ‘The carbon-containing products of photosynthesis are called photosynthates.’
- ‘This tool was used to test the hypothesis that photosynthesis under N-limited conditions is limited by the use of photosynthates while under P-limited conditions the production of assimilates is limited.’
- ‘When the demand for photosynthates produced by the leaf under consideration is large, sugar concentration of this leaf would be low because of vigorous translocation to sink organs.’
- ‘Photosynthesis, partitioning of photosynthates and growth need to be highly co-ordinated to allow efficient plant development and growth.’
- ‘This was accompanied by an increase of carbohydrate partitioning towards the root, especially of starch and sucrose, because photosynthates produced could not be used for growth.’
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