Plant specific organelle
s that perform essential degradation of oil
reserves by beta-oxidation
and the glyoxylate
cycle. It uses its own special enzymes isocitrate lyase
(IL) and malate synthase
(MS) to convert acetyl CoA
Glyoxysomes and peroxisomes are thought to be the same, just tailored for different functions. The necessary enzymes are transported in when needed, or degraded when unnecessary. Whether they were origionally separate and have merged in function by outsourcing thier proteins to the cell - or one is an adaption of the other is unknown.