C4 plant

C4 plant

A C4 plant is a plant in which the CO2 is first fixed into a compound containing four carbon atoms before entering the Calvin cycle of photosynthesis. A C4 plant is better adapted than a C3 plant in an environment with high daytime temperatures, intense sunlight, drought, or nitrogen or CO2 limitation. Corn is a C4 plant. This is a picture of corn

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by | August 16, 2012 · 2:11 pm

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