microbody

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microbody

[′mī·krə‚bäd·ē]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of three distinct classes (peroxisomes, glyoxysomes, and microperoxisomes) of cytoplasmic organelles that are bounded by a single membrane and contain a variety of enzymes.
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With phagocytosis, microbodies, mitochondria, and plastids are generated from Eubacteria.
Identifying keratin is key to ruling out a microbial source for microbodies identified in fossils," the researchers write.
These microbodies were previously interpreted to be the fossilised remains of those bacteria that once contributed to the decomposition and degradation of the carcasses.