Most abundant protein

NEIL.ROSS at NRC.CA NEIL.ROSS at NRC.CA
Tue Jan 23 16:24:58 EST 1996


To clear up one point in this discussion: Though lignin is abundant and
probably serves a structural role, it is not a protein. Neil
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Greetings to all.
In article <4drqqa$7fe at daily-planet.nodak.edu>,
schoffma at badlands.NoDak.edu (Scott A Hoffman) writes:
 
>I have a couple of questions that maybe someone here can help me with.
>My question is:   what is the most abundant naturally occuring
>protein?  I have heard that it is RUBISCO.  However, some people told me
>that actin is the most abundant naturally occuring protein.  Does anyone
>know which of these are correct (if any).
 
Well, I've heard that it's lignin, which is some protein that I believe
plays a structural role in wood, sort of as collagen does in animals.
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