The functioning of the CO2 concentrating mechanism in several cyanobacterial strains: a review of general physiological characteristics, genes, proteins, and recent advances

@article{Price1998TheFO,
  title={The functioning of the CO2 concentrating mechanism in several cyanobacterial strains: a review of general physiological characteristics, genes, proteins, and recent advances},
  author={G. Price and D. S{\"u}ltemeyer and B. Klughammer and M. Ludwig and M. Badger},
  journal={Botany},
  year={1998},
  volume={76},
  pages={973-1002}
}
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) possess an environmental adaptation for survival at low CO2 concentrations. The adaptation is known as a CO2 concentrating mechanism (CCM), and it functions to actively transport and accumulate inorganic carbon ( and CO2; Ci) within the cell and then uses this Ci pool to provide elevated CO2 concentrations around the primary CO2-fixing enzyme, ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase (Rubisco). It appears that the site of CO2 elevation is within a unique… Expand
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