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glyoxysome




glyoxylate cycle
A specialized form of peroxisome (a type of microbody) found in some plant cells, notably the cells of germinating seeds. Glyoxysomes contain the enzymes of the glyoxylate cycle – a variant of the citric acid cycle by way of which stored lipids are converted to carbohydrates. Triglycerides and aspartate enter the glyoxysome to be converted into succinate, which is needed in order for the energy-yielding process to contine through the mitochondria and finally to create sucrose in the cytosol.


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