CAM Plant #2

CAM Plant #2

A CAM plant uses a carbon fixation pathway evolved in some plants as an adaptation to arid conditions. The CAM plant’s stomata in the leaves remain shut during the day, but open at night to collect carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is then stored until it is used in photosynthesis during the day.
A cactus is another example of a plant that uses CAM photosynthesis.

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by | August 18, 2012 · 10:59 am

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