percent of total soluble protein that is Rubisco in C4 plants

Range 8-23 %
Organism Plants
Reference Ku MSB, Schmitt MR, Edwards GE. Quantitative determination of RuBP carboxylase–oxygenase protein in leaves of several C3 and C4 plants. 1979. J Exp Bot 30:89–98
Method immunochemical assay using antibodies which were raised against a tobacco leaf Rubisco
Comments This is a large range, and is based on values from different species. See reference for more details. A recent review by Feller et al. (J Exp Bot. 59(7):1615-24) stated the number as approximately 30%.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 101763