Questions about the complexity of chloroplast ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase

  title={Questions about the complexity of chloroplast ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase},
  author={Robert J. Spreitzer},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco; EC has played a central role in our understanding of chloroplast biogenesis and photosynthesis. In particular, its catalysis of the rate-limiting step of CO2 fixation, and the mutual competition of CO2 and O2 at the active site, makes Rubisco a prime focus for genetically engineering an increase in photosynthetic productivity. Although it remains difficult to manipulate the chloroplast-encoded large subunit and nuclear-encoded… CONTINUE READING


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