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Altitudinal Changes in Photosynthetic Pathways of Floristic Elements in Southern Sinai, Egypt

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High altitude profoundly influenced plant diversity and distribution on mountains of southern Sinai (Egypt). Plants exhibiting the C3-mode of photosynthesis were widely distributed along the altitudinal transect. Plants exhibiting the C4-mode were restricted below an altitude of about 1400 m above sea level. The transition from C3-dominated areas to C4-dominated areas occurred between 1200 and 1400 m a.s.l.

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Sayed, O., Mohamed, M. Altitudinal Changes in Photosynthetic Pathways of Floristic Elements in Southern Sinai, Egypt. Photosynthetica 38, 367–372 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1010913302216

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