Percent of total leaf nitrogen contained in Rubisco in C4 plants

Range 5-9 %
Organism Plants
Reference Feller, Urs et al. Rubiscolytics: fate of Rubisco after its enzymatic function in a cell is terminated. 2008. J Exp Botany. 59(7) pp.1615-1624 p.1615 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17975207
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Comments "In leaves of C4 plants, Rubisco still contributes 30% to the soluble proteins (BNID 110003) and 5–9% of total leaf nitrogen (primary sources)."
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
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