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CAM plant

Definition noun (botany) A plant that utilizes the Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) as an adaptation for arid... Read More

C4 plant

C4 Plants Definition A C4 plant fixes CO2 into a molecule containing four carbon atoms before initiating the Calvin cycle... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Carbon fixation

Carbon Fixation Definition We know that the earth contains many elements. The periodic table shows us just how many... Read More

Water in Plants

The movement of molecules, specifically water and any solutes, is vital to understand in light of plant processes. This will... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

C3 plant

Definition noun (botany) (1) A plant that utilizes the C3 carbon fixation pathway as the sole mechanism to convert CO2 into... Read More

Photorespiration

Definition noun (1) The process by which in the presence of light plant consumes oxygen and releases carbon dioxide (in... Read More

CAM

Definition noun An acronym for:Crassulacean acid metabolism (botany), an elaborate carbon fixation pathway in plants, such... Read More

PEP carboxylase

Definition noun An enzyme in the carboxylases responsible for the formation of the four-carbon compound oxaloacetate by... Read More

PEPC

Definition noun An enzyme in the carboxylases responsible for the formation of the four-carbon compound oxaloacetate by... Read More

Cactus

Definition noun, plural: cacti Any of the plants of the family Cactaceae that are often characterized by having thick,... Read More

Calvin cycle

Definition noun A cyclical series of biochemical reactions that occur in the stroma of chloroplasts during... Read More

Calvin-Benson cycle

Definition noun A cyclical series of biochemical reactions that occur in the stroma of chloroplasts during... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Primary productivity

Planet Earth is home to different types of life forms ranging from microscopic bacteria to giant whales and elephants. To... Read More