C-4 trees

Subbaiah C. Chalivendra subbaiah at UIUC.EDU
Fri Nov 22 08:56:37 EST 1996


rmewing at molbiol.ox.ac.uk wrote:

>J. Penny states that C4 plants tend to be monocotyledons...
>There are however, many dicot families which show C4 photosynthetic carbon
>fixation.

and J. Penny wrote:
"I suspect there may be confusion here between C4 photosynthesis and
CAM"

In fact, there are C4 plants (beside the CAM) in dicots, many
Euphorbiaceae, Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae members have C4 pathway.

Subbaiah Chalivendra

Subbaiah Chalivendra
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Dept Agronomy, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave (phone: 333-9743)

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