Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) is a copper-containing enzyme involved in the first major step of carbon fixation. It is the central enzyme of photosynthesis and probably the most abundant protein on Earth.

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    Photosynthesis in C3 plants is limited by the kinetics of the CO2-fixing enzyme Rubisco. Natural variation in Rubisco can be exploited to provide new avenues for adapting photosynthetic performance to a changing climate while reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture.

    • Rowan F. Sage
    Nature Plants 2, 16192
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    Rubisco catalyses the first step in photosynthetic carbon fixation, but it can be easily poisoned by side-products of its activity. Structural and functional analyses of a protein conserved across plants, algae and bacteria shows how one such blockage is both removed and recycled.

    • Rebekka M. Wachter
    •  & J. Nathan Henderson
    Nature Plants 1, 14010