C(3) Photosynthesis and Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in a Kansas Rock Outcrop Succulent, Talinum calycinum Engelm. (Portulacaceae).

@article{Martn1983C3PA,
  title={C(3) Photosynthesis and Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in a Kansas Rock Outcrop Succulent, Talinum calycinum Engelm. (Portulacaceae).},
  author={C. E. Mart{\'i}n and A K Zee},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={
          718-23
        }
}
  • C. Martín, A. Zee
  • Published 1 November 1983
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant physiology
The potential for Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) was investigated in the sandstone outcrop succulent Talinum calycinum in central Kansas. Field studies revealed CAM-like diurnal acid fluctuations in these plants. These fluctuations persisted under all moisture and temperature regimes in the laboratory. Despite this CAM-like acid metabolism, simultaneous gravimetric determinations of day- and nighttime transpiration rates indicated the presence of a C(3) gas exchange pattern. Subsequent… 

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