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The glycosome is a membrane-bound organelle that contains the glycolytic enzymes. It is found in a few species of protozoa, most notably in the human pathogenic trypanosomes and Leishmania. The organelle is bounded by a single membrane and contains a dense proteinaceous matrix. It is believed to have evolved from the peroxisome.[1]


  1. Parsons M (2004). "Glycosomes: parasites and the divergence of peroxisomal purpose". Mol Microbiol. 53 (3): 717–24. PMID 15255886.