Plant Physiology -- 03/04/09

Lecture 2-11


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What makes C4 special


Advantages of C4 photosynthesis
Disadvantages
C4 plants are more efficient with water, but less efficient with light (so it needs more light)
Where C3 and C4 predominate
Reminder:
Examples of the three types
Take home messages about photosynthetic lifestyles
What we have done in photosynthesis so far

Surprise! C4 photosynthesis found in algae


The third kind of photosynthesis


Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) plants


CAM plants: C4 steps in the dark


Rest of reactions in the light


Review of photosynthesis steps in CAM


Kinds of CAM plants


Advantages and disadvantages of CAM as a lifestyle


Review of photosynthesis steps in CAM


Reminder:

Examples of the three types


Take home messages about photosynthetic lifestyles


 

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