Composition of carboxysome

Range Shell protein CcmK ~5,000: RuBisCO ~2000 monomers/carboxysome
Organism Cyanobacteria Synechococcus WH8102
Reference Savage DF, Afonso B, Chen AH, Silver PA. Spatially ordered dynamics of the bacterial carbon fixation machinery. Science. 2010 Mar 5 327(5970):1258-61 p.1258 right column 1st paragraphPubMed ID20203050
Primary Source Iancu CV, Ding HJ, Morris DM, Dias DP, Gonzales AD, Martino A, Jensen GJ. The structure of isolated Synechococcus strain WH8102 carboxysomes as revealed by electron cryotomography. J Mol Biol. 2007 Sep 21 372(3):764-73 p.770 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17669419
Method (Primary source) Electron Cryotomography
Comments ~250 RuBisCo (octamers)/carboxysome given in primary source means ~2,000 monomers. Note-primary source refers to S. strain WH8102, Ref to S. elongatus PCC 7942
Entered by Uri M
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