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Fig. 16.6. Calculation ofthe photosynthetic CO2 gas exchange rates of ordinary C3 plants and of realizable C3 plants in which Galdieria RuBisCO is functioning in place of the original enzyme. Calculations were done using the kinetic parameters for spinach and Galdieria RuBisCOs,7 and equations for photosynthetic gas exchange.10

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