Flavin Mononucleotide Control of Glycolic Acid Oxidase and Photorespiration in Corn Leaves

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Science  11 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3715, pp. 1239-1241
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3715.1239


Enzyme preparations from young corn shoots lacked the coenzyme, flavin mononucleotide, that is required for glycolic acid oxidation. When the coenzyme was added to the shoots, the rate of carbon dioxide production during photosynthesis increased. Shoots of wheat or oats did not lack the coenzyme.