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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Relation between nitrogen and ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase in rice leaves from emergence through senescence.
Classification and nucleotide sequence of cDNA encoding the small subunit of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase from rice.
For screening, PCR (Mullis and Faloona, 1987) was used in combination with primers specific to the symbiont ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase (RubisCO) gene.
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).
The encapsulation of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase (RuBisCO) within a carboxysome has been shown to increase the enzyme's catalytic capabilities.
Regulation of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase activity in response to changing partial pressure of [O.
Biomass productivity relative to net photosynthetic rate, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase activity, soluble protein and nitrogen contents in ten tree species.