Suppose Euphorbia and Maize are grown


Suppose Euphorbia and Maize are grown in the tropical area.

a. Which one of them do you think will be able to survive under such conditions?

b. Which one of them is more efficient in terms of photosynthetic activity?

c. What difference do you think are there in their leaf anatomy?


a. Euphorbia is a CAM plant and maize is a C4 plant. Both can survive in tropical areas.

b. Maize due to the C4 plant

c. Leaves of maize plant show Kranz anatomy which is absent in Euphorbia plant.

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