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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
C4 photosynthesis +  
CAM photosynthesis 
The combination of atmospheric CO2 with a 3-carbon molecule phosphoenol pyruvate (PEP) to make malic acid. The malic acid is then passed into the vacuole where it is stored until daylight, when it is shuttled back out to be used as a substrate in the light reaction of photosynthesis.
carbon fixation by 3-hydroxypropionate cycle 
carbon fixation by acetyl-CoA pathway 
reductive pentose-phosphate cycle +  
reductive tricarboxylic acid cycle 
regulation of photosynthesis, dark reaction +  

Xrefs: Wikipedia:Crassulacean_acid_metabolism
Only In Taxon: NCBITaxon:33090 ! Viridiplantae
Definition Sources: ISBN:0582015952

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