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-most plants use this type
-first product is a three-carbon compound, 3-phosphoglycerate

C3 photosynthesis

2

-includes many grasses in hot/dry climates
-first product is a four-carbon compound

C4 photosynthesis

3

-variation on C4, includes cacti
-take in CO2 at night to avoid water loss, store it as malate to use in sunlight

crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)

4

-binds O2 and releases CO2
-phosphoglycolate is broken down to glycolate, which is oxidized to CO2
-no ATP is produced

photorespiration