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Help me understand! CAM helps the plants in:

CAM helps the plants in:

  • Option 1)

    Conserving water

  • Option 2)

    Secondary growth

  • Option 3)

    disease resistance

  • Option 4)

    Reproduction

 
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Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM cycle) -

In this pathway stomata open at night to reduce transpiration and fixed COto malic acid which gets stored in vacuoles.

 

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CAM plants are succulents in the habit and have the slowest photosynthetic rate.

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Option 1)

Conserving water

Correct Option

Option 2)

Secondary growth

Incorrect Option

Option 3)

disease resistance

Incorrect Option

Option 4)

Reproduction

Incorrect Option

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