|glyoxylic acid cycle||medical dictionary|
A catabolic cycle in plants and microorganisms like that of the tricarboxylic acid cycle in animals; its key reaction is the condensation of acetyl-CoA with glyoxylic acid to malic acid (analogous to the condensation of acetyl-CoA and oxaloacetic acid to form citric acid in the tricarboxylic acid cycle).
Synonyms: Krebs-Kornberg cycle.
(05 Mar 2000)
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