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.
The best CAM plant with commercial importance is the pineapple.
Instead of partitioning metabolites in space (between mesophyll and bundle sheath cells), CAM plants use PEP carboxylase to fix the carbon into malate, which is then stored until the next day, when the carbon is released and refixed in normal Calvin cycle metabolism.
Field validation of water-use efficiency of the CAM plant Opuntia ellisiana in south Texas.
3] species, this CAM plant is more drought tolerant and is able to make greater use of transient increases in light for carbon gain ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED], Table 4).
Seasonal pools develop under many circumstances, but not all are suitable CAM plant habitats (Keeley & Zedler, 1998).
CAM plants take up carbon dioxide at night and store it as malic acid that is decarboxylated the following day; the carbon dioxide released is then fixed using the [C.
Like the C4 plants, CAM plants do not undergo photo-respiration.
3] plants, CAM plants show little response to increasing C[O.