Size of RuBisCO (shaped like a rounded cube)

Range shortest diameter ~10.5nm: longest diameter ~13nm nm
Organism Generic
Reference Engel, B. D., Schaffer, M., Kuhn Cuellar, L., Villa, E., Plitzko, J. M., and Baumeister, W. (2015). Native architecture of the Chlamydomonas chloroplast revealed by in situ cryo-electron tomography. Elife 4, 1–29. p.21 3rd paragraphPubMed ID25584625
Comments "[Researchers] found that the centers of RuBisCO complexes in the pyrenoid were ~15 nm apart (Figure 12D), even though RuBisCO is shaped like a rounded cube with a shortest diameter of ~10.5 nm and a longest diameter of ~13 nm. Thus, there is a 2–4.5 nm space between RuBisCO complexes, depending on their relative orientations (Figure 12E)."
Entered by Uri M
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