Update: Peroxisome function, biogenesis, and dynamics in plants

Peroxisomes are endoplasmic reticulum-derived membrane-enclosed organelles in which many oxidative enzymatic reactions are compartmentalized. These reactions and their products contribute to energy production, detoxification, and signaling. Kao et al. review our understanding of the plant peroxisome, including the role of peroxisome enzymes (and how these nuclear-encoded proteins are targeted to the peroxisome), as well as the biogenesis of peroxisomes themselves and the contributions of peroxins (PEX proteins). The process of peroxisome turnover (pexophagy, a form of autophagy) is also described. Plant Physiol. 10.1104/pp.17.01050