Rubisco (Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase) catalyzes the rate-limiting step of CO2 fixation in photosynthetic organisms. It is demonstrably homologous, from purple bacteria to flowering plants, and consists of two protein subunits, each present in 8 copies. In plants and green algae, the large subunit (~55 kDa) is coded by the chloroplast rbcL gene, and the small subunit (15 kDa) is coded by a family of nuclear rbcS genes.

There are the following advantages of using Agrisera antibodies to Rubisco:
  • Working in very high dilutions, 1: 10 000 1h/RT incubation
  • Broad species reactivity, including higher plants, mosses, algae, cyanobacteria and diatoms. One and the same antibody will detect and quantify Rubisco in thousands of species
  • Suitable for Western blot, immunolocalization and tissue printing
  • Possibility of quantification in quantitative Western blot and ELISA
  • Cited in hundreds of publications, over the last 20 years

In the recent publication by Nuamzanei et al. (2024). "Impact of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) microplastic on growth, photosynthesis and nutrient uptake of Solanum lycopersicum L. (Tomato)", was investigated, using anti-RbcL antibodies from Agrisera. 

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