BEN­E­FITS OF C4 PHO­TO­SYN­THE­SIS

The Straits Times - - FRONT PAGE - C3 plant Stoma open C4 plant Stoma open Un­der con­di­tions of

Sun­light

and

Stomata – spe­cialised pores for gas ex­change – opens to al­low CO2 into the leaf

Oxy­gen, de­rived from wa­ter, is re­leased as a by-prod­uct

Wa­ter vapour es­capes (tran­spi­ra­tion) by this same av­enue C4 plants

and there­fore than C3 plants for the same level of pho­to­syn­the­sis, mak­ing the for­mer more adept at sur­viv­ing wa­ter stress set­tings.

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