Fraction of leaf protein that RuBisCO represents

Range ≤0.5 unitless
Organism Plants
Reference Arrivault S et al., Metabolite profiles reveal interspecific variation in operation of the Calvin-Benson cycle in both C4 and C3 plants. J Exp Bot. 2019 Mar 27 70(6):1843-1858. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz051 p.1844 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID30773587
Primary Source Ellis RJ. 1979. The most abundant protein in the world. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 4, 241–244 link AND Betti M, Bauwe H, Busch FA, et al. 2016. Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity: recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement. Journal of Experimental Botany 67, 2977–2988 doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw076 PubMed ID26951371
Comments P.1844 left column 2nd paragraph: "This includes an especially large investment in RuBisCO, which has a relatively low catalytic rate and represents up to half of leaf protein (primary sources)." Primary source Ellis p.241 left column top paragraph: "The strongest candidate for the most abundant protein in nature is a high molecular weight soluble protein first purified from spinach leaves by Wildman and Bonner [ref 1], and named by them Fraction I protein. The most striking feature of this protein is the large quantity in which it occurs in all photosynthetic leaves, up to 65% of the total soluble protein in leaf extracts is accounted for by this single species, which is homogeneous by electrophoretical and ultracentrifugal criteria."
Entered by Uri M
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