In vitro and in vivo analyses of the role of the carboxysomal β-type carbonic anhydrase of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus in carboxylation of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate

The carboxylase activities of crude carboxysome preparations obtained from the wild-type Synechococcus elongatus strain PCC 7942 strain and the mutant defective in the carboxysomal carbonic anhydrase (CA) were compared. The carboxylation reaction required high concentrations of bicarbonate and was not even saturated at 50 mM bicarbonate. With the initial… CONTINUE READING