By looking at a plant externally
Question:

By looking at a plant externally can you tell whether a plant is C3 or C4? Why and how?

Solution:

One cannot distinguish whether a plant is C3 or C4 by observing its leaves and other morphological features externally. Unlike C3 plants, the leaves of C4 plants have a special anatomy called Kranz anatomy and this difference can only be observed at the cellular level. For example, although wheat and maize are grasses, wheat is a C3 plant, while maize is a C4 plant.

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