A plant that more efficiently metabolizes necessary carbon through the use of a malate or oxaloacetate shuttle mechanism between mesophyll and bundle-sheath cells. Angiosperm species preferring dryer climates, such as maize, are typical members of the C4 pathway, tending to have Krantz anatomy as well.
What is C4 PLANT?
C4 PLANT: "How can you tell if you're looking at a C4 plant?"
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