Methane, oxygen, photosynthesis, rubisco and the regulation of the air through time.

  title={Methane, oxygen, photosynthesis, rubisco and the regulation of the air through time.},
  author={Euan G. Nisbet and R. Ellen R. Nisbet},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={363 1504},
Rubisco I's specificity, which today may be almost perfectly tuned to the task of cultivating the global garden, controlled the balance of carbon gases and O(2) in the Precambrian ocean and hence, by equilibration, in the air. Control of CO(2) and O(2) by rubisco I, coupled with CH(4) from methanogens, has for the past 2.9 Ga directed the global greenhouse warming, which maintains liquid oceans and sustains microbial ecology.Both rubisco compensation controls and the danger of greenhouse… CONTINUE READING
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