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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Borland et al., "Transcript, protein and metabolite temporal dynamics in the CAM plant Agave," Nature Plants, vol.
With the aim of identifying the origin of the organic matter present in the sediment, their isotopic values were compared with those values from primary producers ([C.sub.3] macrophyte, [C.sub.4] plant, [C.sub.3] plant, CAM plant, phytoplankton, periphyton) and particulate organic carbon (POC) (BENEDITO-CECILIO et al., 2004).
[73] Ratajczak, R., Kemna, I., und Luettge, U., 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.
Field validation of water-use efficiency of the CAM plant Opuntia ellisiana in south Texas.
Growth and photosynthesis of Aechmea magdalenae, a terrestrial CAM plant in a moist tropical forest, Panama.
Seasonal pools develop under many circumstances, but not all are suitable CAM plant habitats (Keeley & Zedler, 1998).
While CAM plants are excellent at conserving water to survive in extremely arid environments, they do not photosynthesise as efficiently and, as a result, suffer a decrease in growth [15].
"I went to Brad and Angelina, who were sitting in the front row, and warned them they had the nostril cam planted on the floor underneath them, looking up," the New York Post quoted Vilanch as saying.