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What happens in CAM plants?

CAM – short for “Crassulacean Acid Metabolism” – is a method of carbon fixation evolved by some plants in dry circumstances. Most plants open their stomata during the day because that is when energy is received from the Sun. The energy from the Sun is harvested by the chloroplasts and used to make ATP and NADPH.

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Correspondingly, what is a CAM plant examples?

Examples of CAM Plants. Specific examples of CAM plants are the jade plant (Crassula argentea), Aeonium, Echeveria, Kalanchoe, and Sedum of the family Crassulaceae, pineapple (Ananas comosus), Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides), cacti, orchids, Agave, and wax plant (Hoya carnosa, family Apocynaceae).

One may also ask, what do CAM plants do at night? CAM plants temporally separate carbon fixation and the Calvin cycle. Carbon dioxide diffuses into leaves during the night (when stomata are open) and is fixed into oxaloacetate by PEP carboxylase, which attaches the carbon dioxide to the three-carbon molecule PEP.

Considering this, how do CAM plants survive?

A plant in an arid environment has to hold onto all the water that it can! So, it must deal with photosynthesis in a different way. CAM plants need to open the stomata at night when there is less of a chance of water loss via transpiration. The plant can still take in CO2 at night.

Which plant is most likely a CAM plant?

The majority of plants possessing CAM are either epiphytes (e.g., orchids, bromeliads) or succulent xerophytes (e.g., cacti, cactoid Euphorbias), but CAM is also found in hemiepiphytes (e.g., Clusia); lithophytes (e.g., Sedum, Sempervivum); terrestrial bromeliads; wetland plants (e.g., Isoetes, Crassula (Tillaea),

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