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crassulacean acid metabolism

[‚kras·ə¦lā·shən ¦as·əd mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(botany)
A type of photosynthesis exhibited by many succulent plants in which carbon dioxide is taken up and stored during the night to allow the stomata to remain closed during the daytime, decreasing water loss. Abbreviated CAM.
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purpurata grown in the presence of 75% urea is related to crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM).
Crassulacean acid metabolism is a physiological feature that increases the use of water and nutrients, such as crassulacean in leaves containing highly thickened and cutinized cell walls, and it is the main mechanism of survival of epiphytes (KERTEN; KUNIOSHI, 2009; SILVA et al.
1987, "Characteristics of MgATP2- dependent electrogenic proton transport in tonoplast vesicles of facultative crassulacean acid metabolism plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
1984, "Characterization of the vacuolar ATPase activity of the crassulacean acid metabolism plant Kalanchoe daigremontiana," Eur.
1982, "Adenine-nucleotide levels during crassulacean acid metabolism and the energetics of malate accumulation in Kalanchoe tubiflora," Plant Sci.
1995, "Functioning of the tonoplast in vacuolar C-storage and remobilization in crassulacean acid metabolism," J.
In the late 1970s, a colleague who was studying metabolic tricks that plants use in harsh environments proposed to von Willert that Welwitschia can conserve water by a process called crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM.
2] gas and convert it into crassulacean acid, each molecule of which contains four carbon atoms.
Crassulacean acid metabolism--or CAM, as it is commonly known--is one of three recognized photosynthetic pathways.
Alternative carbohydrate reserves used in the daily cycle of crassulacean acid metabolism.
Variations in the phases of crassulacean acid metabolism and regulation of carboxylation patterns determined by carbon-isotope-discrimination techniques.