crassulacean acid metabolism

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crassulacean acid metabolism

(ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
(Botany) the full name for CAM3
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The near-ubiquitous presence of CAM photosynthesis in Isoetes suggests that CAM has had a long and monophyletic relationship with the group and therefore Isoetes represents the oldest clade of CAM plants (Winter & Smith, 1995b).
Integrating CAM photosynthesis into the production of food and high-energy crops could boost crop resilience when the water supply is less than desirable, and reduce agricultural water use, according to the study.
Regarding the Yield, two groups were formed, in which the highest values were found at the coolest hours of the day (6, 8 and 18 h), the times corresponding to phases I and IV of the CAM photosynthesis (Nobel, 2001), respectively.