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Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) Photosynthesis. The biochemistry of the CAM photosynthetic pathway is similar to that of C4 plants. In this pathway, stomata open at night, which allows CO2 to diffuse into the leaf to be combined with PEP and form malate. These data have been analysed for the importance of the contribution of species possessing the C3, C4 and CAM photosynthetic pathways: both in terms of the. Three photosynthetic pathways occur among higher plants. The most common the ecological consequences of photosynthetic pathway variation on plant.


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Photosynthesis - an Overview

CO2 is initially fixed by the oxygen-insensitive carboxylase phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase PEPCase into a four-carbon compound. Photosynthetic pathways acids are then transported to the BS for decarboxylation and the released CO2 is refixed in the Calvin cycle.

These two photosynthetic adaptations for fixing CO2 have evolved independently a number of photosynthetic pathways in species that evolved from wet and dry, but typically warm climates.

Why have these mechanisms evolved independently so many times?

Photosynthesis - an Overview

photosynthetic pathways Plants that minimize photorespiration may have a significant competitive advantage, because a considerable amount of energy in the form photosynthetic pathways ATP is lost in plants during photorespiration. In many environments, plants that use solar energy more efficiently should out-compete those which are less efficient.

C4 Pathway In C4 plants, the light-dependent reactions and the Calvin cycle are physically separated, with the light-dependent reactions occurring in the mesophyll cells and the Calvin cycle occurring in special cells that surround the veins in the leaves.

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These cells are called photosynthetic pathways cells. How does this work? All 3 forms of photosynthesis are based on two pathways.

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The first are the light reactions, where energy from the sun is absorbed by the chlorophyll of the photosynthetic pathways, and the energy is transferred to hydrogen ions which are split off from water Oxygen is produced at this point.

The second pathway is the so-called "dark photosynthetic pathways - better known as carbon fixation or the Calvin Cycle. Here, carbon dioxide is taken from the air and combined to make sugars.

In the morning, sunlight driving the light photosynthetic pathways allows the stored carbon to be combined into sugars. The stored carbon may run out fairly quickly, however, meaning that photosynthesis only proceeds for part of the photosynthetic pathways, and that means little production of sugars.

Photosynthesis - an Overview

Thus desert plants can survive the dry conditions, but at the cost of rapid growth. Desert plants are often very slow to grow, and this is one of the reasons they invest so much energy in defensive structures spines and photosynthetic pathways - they can't afford to lose such hard-earned biomass.

Photosynthetic pathways C3 left and maize C4 l right leaf anatomy.