21st of September 2015

How do desert plants carry out photosynthesis if their stomata remain closed during the day?

Prithvi Panicker - CBSE - Class X

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 19:32:PM


Hi Prithvi,

In desert plants, the stomata is open during night. During night, desert plants absorb carbon dioxide and form an intermediate. Then during day time when the stomata is closed to prevent loss of water, they use this stored carbon dioxide to perform photosynthesis.

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 18:05:PM