Why is Photorespiration bad for C3 plants?

Photorespiration is bad for C3 plants because this process causes a decrease in the productivity of a plant, hence it is also called the wasteful process.

Photorespiration is a respiratory process in many higher plants. This is also known as the oxidative photosynthetic, or C2 photosynthesis or carbon cycle. In this process, RuBisCO reacts with oxygen and it competes with the Calvin cycle.

Stay tuned with BYJU’S to know more in detail about the process of photosynthesis and photorespiration.

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