What are microbodies ? Give any one function of each microbody



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.