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The CO2 acceptor, carboxylating enzyme and first stable product produced in mesophyll cells of C4 plants are ____ respectively.
  1. RUBP, RuBisCO and PGA

  2. PEP, PEP case and OAA

  3. RUBP, PEP case and OAA

  4. PEP, RuBisCO and PGA


Solution

The correct option is B

PEP, PEP case and OAA


In the mesophyll cell of C4 plant, PEP acts as a CO2 acceptor and produces OAA (Oxaloacetic acid) as the first stable product. This reaction is catalysed by Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEP case).

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