In researching peroxisomes, the organelle I chose to focus on, which break down long chain fatty acids and toxins, I learned that they are very similar to mitochondria in a few ways while also being quite different and I notice that there is a lot of overlap and yet they are not identical. In both cases, there is no cure, only helping with some of the symptoms that emerge from the lack or malfunction of the organelles. Many similar systems in the body are affected but differently and with different outcomes.  Mitochondria generates energy but peroxisomes do not. But while mitochondria also break down fatty acids (the shorter ones), peroxisomes break down very long chain fatty acids and are busy removing toxins rather than generating energy. Peroxisomes do not generate energy but need mitochondria for energy. 

In researching peroxisomes, the organelle I chose to focus on, which break down long chain fatty acids and toxins, I learned that they are very similar to mitochondria in a few ways while also being quite different and I notice that there is a lot of overlap and yet they are not identical. In both cases, there is no cure, only helping with some of the symptoms that emerge from the lack or malfunction of the organelles. Many similar systems in the body are affected but differently and with different outcomes.

Mitochondria generates energy but peroxisomes do not. But while mitochondria also break down fatty acids (the shorter ones), peroxisomes break down very long chain fatty acids and are busy removing toxins rather than generating energy. Peroxisomes do not generate energy but need mitochondria for energy.

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