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Alberts B, Bray D, Lewis J, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 3rd edition. New York: Garland Science; 1994.

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Molecular Biology of the Cell. 3rd edition.

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Figure 4-48. X-ray crystallography.

Figure 4-48X-ray crystallography

(A) Protein crystal of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase, an enzyme that plays a central role in CO2 fixation during photosynthesis. (B) X-ray diffraction pattern obtained from the crystal. (C) Simplified model of the protein structure derived from the x-ray diffraction data. The complete atomic model is hard to interpret, but this version shows its structural features clearly (alpha helices, green; beta strands, red). (A, courtesy of C. Branden; B, courtesy of J. Hajdu and I. Andersson; C, adapted from original provided by B. Furugren.)

From: Fractionation of Cells and Analysis of Their Molecules

Copyright © 1994, Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James D Watson.


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