Percentage of Rubisco out of total protein in several plants

Range 5 to 40 %
Organism Plants
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
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Comments "The vast majority of measurements reveal ... still high, concentrations in plants ranging from 5% to 40% of total protein. This variation is found among different species, including rice, tobacco, spinach and various grasses (primary sources) and varies widely even within a single plant depending on the quantification method, growth stage or which leaf is sampled". "Rubisco concentration [is] defined here as the fraction of Rubisco to total protein by mass."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108736