has somebody mention CAM metabolism yet?
On 22 Jan 1996, Carsten Richter wrote:
> In article <4dtpch$sg at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, chsbio at aol.com (CHSBio) says:
>> >According to my biology textbook, plants do not carry on photosynthesis at
> >night because their stomata are closed. How do plants in constant
> >darkness (as in certain months in Alaska) carry on photosynthesis then?
> >Do they have special adaptations to get around this? Thanks in advance
> >for your reply. --Lori (CHSBio at aol.com)
>> A plant needs light to carry out photosynthesis. If there is constant
> for a longer period they have to live from their reserves.
> Some plants are adapted to low amounts of light but they can not carry out
> photosynthesis in complete darkness.