bio summer pics 021

bio summer pics 021

CAM plant
A CAM plant is a plant that uses the Crassulacean acid mechanism (CAM) in tough environments. In these plants carbon dioxide constantly enters the stomata of the plant during the night and is converted to organic acids which release carbon dioxide for the calvin cycle during the day when the stomata is closed. These plants often show xerophytic features like thick small leaves with low surface area to volume ratio, thick cuticles, and stomata sunk into pits. The picture above is a pineapple which is a CAM plant.


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by | August 27, 2012 · 10:57 pm

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