ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    A copper protein that catalyzes the formation of 2 moles of 3-phosphoglycerate from ribulose 1,5-biphosphate in the presence of carbon dioxide. It utilizes oxygen instead of carbon dioxide to form 2-phosphoglycollate and 3-phosphoglycerate. EC


  1. They are proteinaceous structures resembling phage heads in their morphology and contain the enzymes of carbon dioxide fixation in these organisms ( especially ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase / oxygenase, RuBisCO, and carbonic anhydrase ).

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