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Species variation in Rubisco specificity factor

Delgado, E. and Medrano, H. and Keys, A. J. and Parry, M. A. (1995) Species variation in Rubisco specificity factor. Journal of Experimental Botany, 46 (11). pp. 1775-1777. ISSN 0022-0957

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Abstract

Ribulose-1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase(Rubisco) was highly purified from nine species native to the Balearic Islands. The specificity factor for Rubisco from each species was determined and compared with that of wheat. The specificity factors were comparable with published values for C3 plants, how-ever, the values for three species exceeded those of wheat. Natural selection in the hot, dry mediterranean conditions of the Balearic Island Mallorca has slightly increased the specificity factor of Rubisco in some species.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: specificity factor ; total consumption ; partitioning ; carboxylase oxyhenase ratios ; ribulose bisphospahte ; Rubisco ; species variation
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 76044
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2015 06:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 12:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/76044

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