If the number of photosynthetic organisms on the earth decreased drastically, which would happen as a result?
A scientist hypothesized that oxygen atoms from both carbon dioxide and water are used to make glucose during photosynthesis. However, experimental results using oxygen isotopes showed that all of the oxygen from the water ended up in the oxygen molecules that were produced. None of the oxygen from water was found in glucose.
What should the scientist do to best gain scientific understanding of this topic?