C4 Plant – Grass

C4 Plant - Grass

This grass is an example of a C4 plant. “C4” refers to the method of carbon fixation the plant uses. The method that C4 plants use prevents photorespiration. During the day, when the weather is hot and dry, C4 plants keep their stomata closed to conserve water. Using the Calvin cycle, the plants continue making 3- carbon sugars. C4 plants thrive primarily in hot, dry climates.

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by | August 28, 2012 · 6:30 pm

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