Why are peroxisomes important in cells?
Let's first discuss what they are. Peroxisomes are organelles in the cell that are membrane bound and contain enzymes crucial for metabolic activity.
Peroxisomes are important because they are:
- involved in lipid production
- involved in oxidation reactions in the cell
- providing metabolic energy
- (In the seed) converts fatty acids to carbohydrates
Of course this is just a general overview of peroxisomes and there is great depth you could delve into!