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  Anubias, C3 or C4
From: brad metz bmetz at lynx.dac.neu.edu> on 2000.12.06 at 16:14:33(5758)
I am having trouble finding information about the genus Anubias. Can
someone let me know if Anubias are C3 or C4 carbon reaction plants?


Brad Metz

From: Martin.Topek at fisherww.cz on 2000.12.07 at 15:48:03(5765)
Can anybody shortly explain me, what does it mean C3 carbon reaction
plants? I have never seen it.

Martin Topek

From: brad metz bmetz at lynx.dac.neu.edu> on 2000.12.07 at 16:31:46(5767)
Basically, the first reaction in the non-light dependant reaction of
photosynthesis (the "dark" reaction) is either a 3 or 4 carbon
carbohydrate. This may seem like not a big deal but it does have ecological
advatages in certain environments. C4 plants fix CO2 less efficiently but
at the same time C3 plants liberate CO2 in the presence of light
(photorespiration) where C4 plants do not.

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