Catalytic efficiency of Rubisco

Range ~3 Carbons/active site/sec
Organism Unspecified
Reference Losh JL, Young JN, Morel FM. Rubisco is a small fraction of total protein in marine phytoplankton. New Phytol. 2013 Jan 24. doi: 10.1111/nph.12143. p.1 left columnPubMed ID23343368
Comments "...this enzyme has a relatively slow catalytic efficiency (c. 3 carbons/active site/sec), has difficulty discriminating between CO2 and O2 as a substrate, and in the surface ocean, is undersaturated for CO2 (Badger et al., 1998)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108735