C4 Plant

C4 Plant

in this picture is a Corn Plant. Corn is an example of a C4 plant. A C4 plant uses the C4 carbon fixation pathway. In the C4 carbon fixation pathway carbon dioxide is first bound to phosphoenolpyruvate resulting in the formation of a four carbon compound that is shuttled to the bundle sheath cell. Later it is decarboxylated in order to be utilized in the C3 pathway.

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by | August 27, 2012 · 9:39 pm

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