Explain how the world would be different if C4 plants and CAM plants had not evolved.?

Please help me asap. I don't understand this.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, I don't know that the world wold be that much different, but C4 and CAM plants are a lot more efficient at converting CO2 to O2. So I would guess that the answer that your teacher is looking for is that Global Warming would have been progressing at a faster rate over the centuries and the world would be a place mostly under water by this time in history. I don't buy into the Global Warming as being anything more that the natural events that have been occurring since the beginning of time. But what I have been seeing taught in schools these days, you had better go with the Al Gore theory if you want to make a passing grade. Luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    C4 and CAM plants both fill important ecological niches. Without C4 plants, we would not have Maize, which has contributed greatly to the size of our population. CAM plants occupy the desert regions of the world, and these regions would be even more desolate if this efficient system had not evolved.

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  • dhannu
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    3 years ago

    a million. The Calvin cycle would desire to not stay a cycle. a number of the three-carbon compounds are shuttled off to construct glucose, yet a number of them could be sent alongside to proceed the cycle. Carbon dioxide ought to be further to something while it enters the cycle. 2. Temp. strengthen might strengthen water loss by way of transpiration. flora won't have the means to maintain homeostasis in terms of water below those situations.

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