glyoxylic acid cyclemedical 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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