Country: United States
Date: November 2005
What are glyoxysomes?
They are small bodies (microbodies) usually located near the energy
generating factories of plant cells called mitochondria (mitochondria are
also found in animal cells). They help to convert stored lipids (oils) into
energy. They get their name from a series of chemical reactions called the
"glyoxylate cycle". Seeds with oil often use this cycle to utilize their
stored oil for energy.