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Inhibition of ribulose-P2 carboxylase/oxygenase by fluoride

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/08/1984
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Experimental Botany
Issue number8
Volume35
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)1177-1181
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Fluoride is a potent inhibitor of both reactions of ribulose-P2 carboxylase/oxygenase. Inhibition is almost totally competitive with respect to CO2, but uncompetitive with respect to ribulose-P2 Inhibition of photosynthesis after exposure to HF may result from the inhibition of ribulose-P2 carboxylase by F- accumulated in the leaves.