Fraction of vascular plants that use CAM metabolism

Range 6 to 7 %
Organism Plants
Reference Nobel, P. S. "Plant Physiology", 3rd ed. pp.405
Comments See Arrivault S et al., 2019 p.1844 right column top paragraph: "An analogous biochemical CO2 pump evolved in plants with Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), bicarbonate is assimilated in the dark into 4-C acids, which are decarboxylated in the light to provide CO2 for the CBC (Calvin–Benson Cycle, Shameer et al., 2018). CAM evolved in at least 35 independent lineages and is found in ~6% of current terrestrial plant species (Silvera et al., 2010)."
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