Percent of protein in crop leaves that is RuBisCO (most abundant protein)

Range ~50 %
Organism Plants
Reference Long SP, Zhu XG, Naidu SL, Ort DR. Can improvement in photosynthesis increase crop yields? Plant Cell Environ. 2006 Mar29(3):315-30. p.324 left column 4th paragraphPubMed ID17080588
Comments "Rubisco is already the most abundant protein in crop leaves, constituting about 50% of the soluble protein of the leaf. Calculations of volumes suggest there may not be physical capacity to add more (Pyke & Leech 1987)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109858