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Homework Help: The calvin cycle

  1. Feb 7, 2006 #1
    I have been learning about the calvin cycle, and have been told that people think that ribulose bisphosphate is first converted into a 6 carbon sugar as a very short life intermediate, and then is converted to phosphoglyceric acid.
    Why can't you just synthesise rubisco, work out its structure and mechanism of action etc. and then find if that is true. I'm sure its a lot harder than I'm thinking of it being, but how much?
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  3. Feb 10, 2006 #2
    have you tried google?
  4. Feb 10, 2006 #3
    I hadn't. Now I have though, I know that they have sequenced it, but still don't know about the intermediate, surely it would be easy to find... why is it so hard?
  5. Feb 11, 2006 #4

    define: Calvin Cycle
  6. Feb 13, 2006 #5
    I've tried it. Couldn't see anything about the 6 carbon intermediate though.
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