Percent of total leaf nitrogen contained in Rubisco in C3 plants

Range 20-30 %
Organism Plants
Reference Feller, U. et al. Rubiscolytics: fate of Rubisco after its enzymatic function in a cell is terminated. 2008. J Exp Botany. 59(7) pp.1615-1624 p.1615 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17975207
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Comments "Rubisco is the predominant protein in leaves of C3 plants and may contribute up to 50% to the soluble leaf proteins (BNID 110003) and 20–30% of total leaf nitrogen (primary sources)."
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
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