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(Solved): C4 plants like warm-season grasses, and CAM plants such as Cacti, have evolved an extra enzyme (call ...



C4 plants like warm-season grasses, and CAM plants such as Cacti, have evolved an extra enzyme (called PEP Carboxylase) that is used to store extra CO2 from the air in the form of an organic acid which can be converted back to CO2 when concentrations of CO2 are low inside of the leaves. Why does this give C4 and CAM plants an advantage in arid climates?


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C4 and CAM plants have evolved the mechanism of storing CO2 as an organic acid (such as malate or ox...
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