CAM plant


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CAM plant

(kæm)
n
(Botany) any plant that undergoes a form of photosynthesis known as crassulacean acid metabolism, in which carbon dioxide is taken up only at night
[C(rassulacean) A(cid) M(etabolism) plant]
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1994, "Characteristics, partial purification and reconstitution of the vacuolar malate transporter of the CAM plant Kalanchoe daigremontiana Hamet et Perrier de la Bathie," Planta, 195, pp.
On the basis of investigations in CAM plants, a stoichiometry of [2H.
Field validation of water-use efficiency of the CAM plant Opuntia ellisiana in south Texas.
Seasonal pools develop under many circumstances, but not all are suitable CAM plant habitats (Keeley & Zedler, 1998).
Although enhanced water use efficiency is the ultimate selective force in terrestrial CAM plant evolution, the proximal selective factor is enhanced daytime intercellular [CO.
In Osmond's prototype CAM plant, Phase 2 is characterized by a rapid suppression of [CO.
Phase 3 in this aquatic CAM plant is controlled by the depletion of ambient [CO.
Phase 4 is missing in this aquatic CAM plant because ambient [CO.
While not a record for CAM plant productivity (Nobel, 1995), it is significantly higher than the productivity of many arid CAM habitats.
High productivity and photosynthetic flexibility in a CAM plant.
Carbon assimilation characteristics of the aquatic CAM plant Isoetes howellii.
Like the C4 plants, CAM plants do not undergo photo-respiration.