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Adaptive signals in algal Rubisco reveal a history of ancient atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Rubisco, the most abundant enzyme on the Earth and responsible for all photosynthetic carbon fixation, is often thought of as a highly conserved and sluggish enzyme. Yet, different algal Rubiscos demonstrate a range of kinetic properties hinting at a history of evolution and adaptation. Here, we show that algal Rubisco has indeed evolved adaptively during ancient and distinct geological periods. Using DNA sequences of extant marine algae of the red and Chromista lineage, we define positive se...

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10.1098/rstb.2011.0145

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
367
Issue:
1588
Pages:
483-492
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:70f51c26-1f6c-4f81-b664-d90306975af3
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237502
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pubs:237502

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