Crassulacean acid metabolism also known as cam photosynthesis is a carbon fixation pathway that evolved in some plants as an adaptation to arid conditions in a plant using full cam the stomata in the leaves remain shut during the day to reduce evapotranspiration but open at night to collect and allow carbon dioxide co 2 to diffuse into the mesophyll cells. Library of congress cataloging in publication data gibson arthur c structure function relations of warm desert plants arthur c gibson p cm adaptations of desert organisms includes bibli ographical references and index isbn 13 978 3 642 64638 6 1 desert plants adaptation 2 desert plants ecophysiology 3 desert plants . Thus adaptations of desert animals are actually the adjustments to protect themselves against high temperatures to live without water and to conserve water as far as possible adaptations of desert plants extreme desert is without any vegetation and rainfall however some deserts receive less than 5 cm of rain per year. Desert animal adaptations an adaptation is a physical or behavioral characteristic an organism uses to increase its chances of survival as we discussed previously living in the desert presents . Advertisements desert ecosystem types characteristic structure and function of desert ecosystem types and characteristic features one can find at least one desert on every continent except europe and antarc tica each desert is different in some way but they all have one thing in com mon in order for an area of land to be considered a
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