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Which of the following options is correct? Wheat, roses, and rice are examples of a. C_4 plants....

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Which of the following options is correct?

Wheat, roses, and rice are examples of

a. C{eq}_4 {/eq} plants.

b. succulents.

c. CAM plants.

d. C{eq}_3 {/eq} plants.

e. desert plants.

Types of Photosynthesis:

Plants use photosynthesis to create energy using sunlight. However, depending on their living conditions, the process of photosynthesis varies among plants. Three important types of photosynthesis are C3, C4, and CAM photosynthesis. The key difference between C3, C4, and CAM photosynthesis is the way plants extract carbon dioxide from sunlight, which depends largely on the plant's habitat. C3 photosynthesis produces a three-carbon compound via the Calvin cycle while C4 photosynthesis makes an intermediate four-carbon compound that splits into a three-carbon compound for the Calvin cycle. Plants that use CAM photosynthesis gather sunlight during the day and fix carbon dioxide molecules at night.

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C3 Plants: Definition, Types & Examples

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Plants have evolved specific adaptations to allow them to survive in harsh climates. One of these adaptations is the way in which the plant undergoes photosynthesis. This lesson will focus on C3 plants, which use the most basic type of photosynthesis.


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