Q. 14

In what kind of plants do you come across ‘Kranz’ anatomy? To which conditions are those plants better adapted? How are these plants better adapted than the plants which lack this anatomy?

Answer :

C4-plants, such as maize, sugar cane etc are found in Kranz anatomy.These plants can withstand high temperatures and high light intensity. These plants are also suitable for a limited nitrogen and carbon dioxide supply.Unlike C3 plants, these plants do not contain photo-suspiration. This helps to create optimal glucose levels. Consequently, in contrast to C3, C4 plants produce more biomass.


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