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Inorganic carbon transporters of the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism

Price, Graeme (Dean)

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Cyanobacteria possess an environmental adaptation known as a CO2 concentrating mechanism (CCM) that evolved to improve photosynthetic performance, particularly under CO2-limiting conditions. The CCM functions to actively transport dissolved inorganic carbon species (Ci; HCO3- and CO2) resulting in accumulation of a pool of HCO3- within the cell that is then utilised to provide an elevated CO2 concentration around the primary CO2 fixing enzyme, ribulose bisphosphate carboxylaseoxygenase...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67729
Source: Photosynthesis Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-010-9608-y

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