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Photosynth Res. 2002;73(1-3):243-50.

Along the trail from Fraction I protein to Rubisco (ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase).

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Department of Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA, swildman@ucla.edu.

Abstract

This historical minireview deals with events leading to the eventual discovery of Rubisco (ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase). This abundant leaf protein is not only responsible for the net fixation of CO(2) in all plants, but also causes the loss of carbon through photorespiration. The latter is a special 'problem' of the so-called 'C(3)' plants. The protein was first called 'Fraction 1 protein' before it was recognized to be the same as Rubisco. Instead of reinventing words, text as needed has been freely used from three earlier publications (Wildman and Kwanyuen 1978; Wildman 1992, 1998).

PMID:
16245127
DOI:
10.1023/A:1020467601966
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