Rubisco small-subunit α-helices control pyrenoid formation in Chlamydomonas.

@article{Meyer2012RubiscoS,
  title={Rubisco small-subunit α-helices control pyrenoid formation in Chlamydomonas.},
  author={M Meyer and Todor Genkov and Jeremy N. Skepper and Juliette Jouhet and Madeline C Mitchell and Robert J. Spreitzer and Howard Griffiths},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 47},
  pages={
          19474-9
        }
}
The pyrenoid is a subcellular microcompartment in which algae sequester the primary carboxylase, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco). The pyrenoid is associated with a CO(2)-concentrating mechanism (CCM), which improves the operating efficiency of carbon assimilation and overcomes diffusive limitations in aquatic photosynthesis. Using the model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, we show that pyrenoid formation, Rubisco aggregation, and CCM activity relate to discrete regions… CONTINUE READING
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