crassulacean acid metabolism

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crassulacean acid metabolism

(ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
(Botany) the full name for CAM3
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The CAM pathway (Crassu-lacean Acid Metabolism) was first discovered in members of the succulent family Crassulaceae.
For example, the tropical African species of Euphorbia use the CAM pathway, while the subtropical North American species of the same genus use the [C.
i] dikinase activity, among others--are not strictly associated with the CAM pathway, in either terrestrial or aquatic floras.