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An example of CAM plant is A Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) B Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) C Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris) D Snake Plant (Sanseveria trifasciata)

An example of CAM plant is

A

Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)

B

Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

C

Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris)

D

Snake Plant (Sanseveria trifasciata)

 
 
 

Grade:11

1 Answers

Mayank Ranka
askIITians Faculty 214 Points
9 months ago
Dear student,

Certain plants which have Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) are known as CAM plants. They have scotoactive stomata. It means their stomata remain open during the night. It is the characteristic feature of CAM plants. These plants fix carbon dioxide during the night but form sugars only during the day when RuBisCO is active. Sedum, Kalanchoe, Pineapple, Opuntia, Snake plant are the examples of CAM plants. These plants also perform double carbon dioxide fixation. The carbon dioxide acceptor in CAM plants is Phosphoenol pyruvic acid (PEP) during the night and Ribulose bisphosphate is carbon dioxide acceptor during the daytime. The first stable product in case of CAM plants is Oxalo acetic acid (OAA).

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