The respiration of plants is misunderstood by a large majority of the students who enter our general botany classes in college. This misunderstanding is about as common among students who have had biological training in high school as among those who have not. I am also convinced that a very large majority of people, in general, not excluding college graduates, have the wrong conception of plant respiration. It seems that there must be something wrong with the teaching of this subject in our schools.
©1929 by Iowa State Teachers College
Lantz, C. W.
"Misconceptions Concerning Respiration,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 1:
5, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol1/iss5/7