CAM photosynthesis in submerged aquatic plants

@article{Keeley2008CAMPI,
  title={CAM photosynthesis in submerged aquatic plants},
  author={Jon E. Keeley},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={64},
  pages={121-175}
}
  • J. Keeley
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • Biology
  • The Botanical Review
Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is a CO2-concentrating mechanism selected in response to aridity in terrestrial habitats, and, in aquatic environments, to ambient limitations of carbon. Evidence is reviewed for its presence in five genera of aquatic vascular plants, includingIsoëtes, Sagittaria, Vallisneria, Crassula, andLittorella. Initially, aquatic CAM was considered by some to be an oxymoron, but some aquatic species have been studied in sufficient detail to say definitively that they… 
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