Biology
kain1
2021-05-04 08:04:12
Which process is catalyzed by rubisco during the light-independent reactions of photosynthesis?
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damariscottom
2021-05-04 13:14:23

RuBisCo is an enzyme that is active in the first phase of the Calvin cycle. This phase is the carboxylation phase where RuBisCo catalyzes the attachment of a carbon dioxide molecule to a sugar called ribulose to from a 6-carbon intermediate. This intermediate then disintegrates almost immediately because it is very unstable and forms two identical 3-carbon molecules known as 3 phosphoglycerate molecules or 3PGA. 3PGA goes on into the second phase of the Calvin cycle called the reduction phase.

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