The Fascinating World of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) Plants (2023)

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Crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM, is a unique photosynthetic pathway that allows certain plant species to conserve water and adapt to arid or semi-arid environments. CAM involves the accumulation of organic acids, specifically malic acid, in the vacuoles of plant cells during the night, which are then converted into glucose through the process of dark … Read more

Magical ‘Moon Cactus’: Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii and 4 Things to Know About It

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii, also known as the ‘Moon Cactus’ or Hibotan cactus, is a small cactus native to South American deserts in places like Brazil and Argentina. It is usually seen as a grafted cactus, meaning that it has been attached to a host plant as the common, bright neon colors are unable to photosynthesize on … Read more