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.