Peroxisomes: Definition, Structure & Functions


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Peroxisomes transfer _____ atoms from different compounds to oxygen in order to create _____.

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1. After creating hydrogen peroxide, peroxisomes break it down into harmless _____.

2. _____ are broken down by peroxisomes for use in cellular respiration.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Peroxisomes are a key component of cellular biology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and functions of:

  • Peroxisomes
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Acids
  • Glyoxysomes

Skills Practiced

Students answering quiz questions will be practicing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the functions of peroxisomes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast glyoxysomes and peroxisomes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fatty acids and hydrogen peroxide

Additional Learning

To learn more about the role of peroxisomes, review the accompanying lesson titled Peroxisomes: Definition, Structure & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what peroxisomes are
  • Understand the function of peroxisomes
  • Know the role of glyoxysomes
  • Explain what cytosol is