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Photosynthesis: Rubisco rescue

Nature Plants volume 1, Article number: 14010 (2015) | Download Citation

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.

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  1. Rebekka M. Wachter and J. Nathan Henderson are in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1604, USA.

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