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crassulacean acid metabolism light) the animal is less conspicuous than if evenly coloured all over.
crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) a method of PHOTOSYNTHESIS found in certain succulent plants (members of the family Crassulaceae) that live in hot, dry climates and close their stomata during the day to avoid excessive TRANSPIRATION losses and open them at night. During the night CO2 is taken in and stored as organic acids (e.g. malic acid); during the day the CO2 is released from the organic acids and used in the CALVIN CYCLE.
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Scientists are studying a variety of drought-resistant plants to unlock the mystery of CAM photosynthesis
reports, that points to CAM photosynthesis
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.