ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase

ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase

[¦rī·byə‚lo ¦wən ¦fiv ‚bis¦fäs‚fāt kä¦bäk·sə‚lās ′äk·sə·jə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
A key enzyme in carbon fixation during photosynthesis by plant chloroplasts and their cyanobacterial relatives, as well as by photosynthetic proteobacteria. Also known as rubisco; RuBP carboxylase/oxygenase.