Q. 8

What conditions enable Rubisco to function as an oxygenase? Explain the ensuing process.

Answer :

Both carbon dioxide and oxygen are related to Rubisco. However, Rubisco is competitive to bind one of them. This means that the enzyme would be used as carboxylase in the event of a higher CO2 concentration. However, the enzyme would act as oxygenase in cases of higher concentration of O2.


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