Monday, April 4, 2011

Can You Give Me More Examples of C4 Plants?

C4 plants are plants that use a supplementary method of CO2 uptake which forms a 4-carbon molecule instead of the two 3-carbon molecules of the Calvin cycle. These plants are able to handle higher temperatures and higher light intensity than C3 plants. C4 plants do require more ATP than C3 plants but also make more glucose per given leaf area and grow more quickly.

Plants that are C4s include sorghum, sugarcane, crab grass, millet,corn,Bermuda grass,amaranth,and nut grass.

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