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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(2010) Division of cell nuclei, mitochondria, plastids, and microbodies mediated by mitotic spindle poles in the primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.
Baudhuin, "Peroxisomes (microbodies and related particles)," Physiological Reviews, vol.
"Identifying keratin is key to ruling out a microbial source for microbodies identified in fossils," the researchers write.
Wood, "Effects of catalase inhibitors on the ultrastructure and peroxidase activity of proliferating microbodies," Histochemie, vol.
These microbodies were previously interpreted to be the fossilised remains of those bacteria that once contributed to the decomposition and degradation of the carcasses.
Penicillium roqueforti has peroxisomes (microbodies) and methylketone production by other fungi is associated with large increases in the number of peroxisomes characterised by catalase 13].