Number of RuBisCO molecules on surface of carboxysome

Value ~1300 RuBisCo molecules/carboxysome
Organism Cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942
Reference Reinhold, Kosloff, and Kaplan, 1991. A model for inorganic carbon fluxes and photosynthesis in cyanobacterial carboxysomes. Can. J. Bot. 69: pp. 987 right column bottom paragraph
Method calculated from the surface area of Synechococcus carboxysomes, about 1.3E-9 cm^2, and RuBisCO diameter of 10 nm
Entered by Uri M
ID 102652