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Unformatted text preview: 3 plants, CO 2 is fixed to RuBP to form a 6 carbon compound by the enzyme rubisco. When the concentration of CO 2 is low, oxygen will bind to the active site of rubisco. The resulting reactions do not produce sugar and they consume ATP. In addition, organic compounds that are involved in photosynthesis are broken down. During photosynthesis, CO2 is fixed by the enzyme rubisco. During hot, dry conditions, the level of CO2 drops and rubisco adds oxygen to organic molecules....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.
- Fall '10