Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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How Does a Desert Plant Adapt to the Dry, Warmer Environmental Conditions ? - Biology

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How does a desert plant adapt to the dry, warmer environmental conditions ?

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In order to cope up with dry, warmer environmental conditions, a desert plant adapts itself in the following ways:

  • It has has thick cuticle on its leaf surface and the stomata are arranged in deep pits to reduce water loss.
  • Its special photosynthetic pathway, Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM), enables its stomata to remain closed during day time.
  • Its leaves are reduced to spines, and photosynthesis is carried out via flattened stems.
Concept: Environmental Issues
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