C₄ plants are more efficient in photosynthesis than C₃ plants due to:

C Plants Are More Efficient In Photosynthesis Than C Plants Biology Question

C₄ plants are more efficient in photosynthesis than C₃ plants due to:

Options

(a) Higher leaf area
(b) Presence of larger number of chloroplasts in the leaf cells
(c) Presence of thin cuticle
(d) Lower rate of photorespiration

Correct Answer:

Lower rate of photorespiration

Explanation:

C₄ plants are more efficient in photosynthesis than C₃ plants due to photorespiration. Photorespiration is an inhibitory process that decreases the rate of photosynthesis. It is absent in C₄ plants and present only in C₃ plants.

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Question Type: Memory (964)
Difficulty Level: Easy (1008)
Topics: Photosynthesis and Plant Growth (26)
Subject: Biology (4253)

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