Carboxysome diameter

Range 90 – 250 nm
Organism Cyanobacteria
Reference Price GD, Badger MR, Woodger FJ, Long BM. Advances in understanding the cyanobacterial CO2-concentrating-mechanism (CCM): functional components, Ci transporters, diversity, genetic regulation and prospects for engineering into plants. J Exp Bot. 2008 59(7):1441-61 p.1444 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17578868
Comments "Accumulated HCO3- is used in the generation of elevated CO2 levels within specialized, Rubisco-containing, microcompartments known as carboxysomes (Fig. 1). Carboxysomes contain most, if not all, of the cellular Rubisco content. These structures (90–250 nm in diameter, depending on the cyanobacterial spp.) are proteinaceous, polyhedral bodies featuring tightly packed Rubisco molecules (L8S8) bounded by a thin protein shell of about 3 nm."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109899