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Unformatted text preview: Photosynthesis Photosynthesis Photosynthesis Photosynthesis Two metabolic pathways Light Dependent Reaction Light Independent Reaction Animations Animations Light Dependent Reaction Light Dependent Reaction Light Independent Reaction Light Independent Reaction C3 Plants C3 Plants Use CO2 directly from air Close stomata in dry weather Reduces water loss but reduces CO2 intake too Less photosynthesis C4 Plants C4 Plants Close stomata in dry weather Reduces water loss Enzyme lets them find CO2 within the air spaces of the leaf Photosynthesis can continue CAM Plants CAM Plants Found in severely dry climates Open stomata only at night CO2 is stored Released to Calvin cycle during day C3 plants = cooler, wetter weather C4 = warmer climates CAM = very dry conditions ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course BIO bio 101 taught by Professor C during the Spring '05 term at Diablo Valley College.
- Spring '05