My question is this: Which of the following is NOT correct for rubisco?
a. It is the most abundant enzyme
b. It catalyzes two different reactions
c. It is involved in photorespiration
d. It is not used by CAM plants
e. It is not efficient in fixing CO2
My issues with picking one are because:
a. It is the most abundant enzyme due to its inefficiency
b. It catalyzes both oxygenase and carboxylase
c. It binds O2 meaning its responsible for photorespiration
d. Malate eventually provides a molecule of CO2 to the calvin cycle where it is bound to rubisco, meaning it is used by CAM plants.
e. It only fixes 3 molecules of CO2 per second, making it inefficient. The only reason why this doesn't matter is because of the abundance of rubisco.