By Dhadika Patel & Luke Brown


Peroxisomes are organelles from the microbody family and are present in almost all eukaryotic cells. They are involved with the metabolism of fatty acids and other metabolites.

Peroxisomes harbor enzymes that rid the cell of toxic peroxides.

Functions of the Peroxisome

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Peroxisomes protect the cell from peroxide, which is a type of toxic waste. They contain powerful oxidate enzymes that help in removal of toxic substances.