What are microbodies ? Give any one function of each microbody

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Microbodies are small membrane bound organelles which utilise molecular oxygen and take part in oxidation reactions involved in aerobic respiration. Microbodies are of two types : (a) Peroxisomes, (b) Glyoxysomes. Peroxisomes contains oxidases and catalyases enzymes which catalyse the oxidation and destruction of subtrates respectively. Glyoxysomes contains enzymes for oxidation of fatty acids.