ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase

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ri·bu·lose-1,5-bis·phos·phate car·box·yl·ase

(rī'byū-lās bis-fos'fāt kar-boks'il-ās),
A dimerizing carboxy-lyase; an enzyme that catalyzes the addition of carbon dioxide to d-ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate and the hydrolysis of the addition product to two molecules of 3-d-phosphoglyceric acid, a key reaction in the fixation of CO2 in photosynthesis.
Synonym(s): carboxydismutase
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Plants use an enzyme, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase (rubisco), to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and, with energy from the sun and nutrients from the soil, build up the shoots, leaves and stems that make up the plant itself.
the key enzyme, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase (RuBPcase) (Jiang
The two subunits of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase with mixed coding, for example, are expressed as required (Winter & Feierabend, 1990) and in linear proportion to ploidy (Leech, 1986).