Table 5

The effects of key enzyme knockouts on optimal flux of biomass and CO2 fixation

Enzyme

EC

Pathway

Ratio of biomass

Ratio of CO2 fixation


C3

C4

C3

C4


Rubisco

4.1.1.39

Calvin cycle

0

0

0

0

RPI

5.3.1.6

Calvin cycle

0

0

0

0

Prk

2.7.1.19

Calvin cycle

0

0

0

0

RPE

5.1.3.1

Calvin cycle

0

0

0

0

TKT

2.2.1.1

Calvin cycle

0

0

0

0

TAL

2.2.1.2

Pentose phosphate pathway

0

0

0

0

LOX

1.1.3.15

Glyoxylate and dicarboxylate metabolism

0

0

0

0

Aconitases

4.2.1.3

TCA cycle

0

0

0.89

0.82

PGLP

3.1.3.18

Photorespiratory

1

1

1

1

SPP

3.1.3.24

Sucrose biosynthesis

1

1

1

1

Amylase isomerase

2.4.1.18

Transitory starch biosynthesis

0

0

1

1

PEPC

4.1.1.31

C4 photosynthesis

1

0

1

1

PPDK

2.7.9.1

C4 photosynthesis

1

0.96

1

0.98


Wang et al. BMC Systems Biology 2012 6(Suppl 2):S9   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-6-S2-S9

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