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CAM plants (crassulacean acid metabolism) The term 'CAM plants (crassulacean acid metabolism)' as it applies to the area of carbon dioxide can be defined as ' Plants (e.g, cactus and other succulents) that, unlike the C3 plants and C4 plants, temporarily separate the processes of carbon dioxide uptake and fixation when grown under arid conditions. They take up gaseous carbon dioxide at night when the stomata are open and water loss is minimal. During the day when the stomata are closed, the stored CO2 is released and chemically processed. When CAM plants are not under water stress, they then follow C3 photosynthesis'.
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