Metabolism

Biology

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Example of anabolism

Anabolism is a synthesis of complex molecules from simpler one. Example formation of protein from simpler amino acids which helps in the construction of cellular membranes. Photosynthesis also includes anabolic reaction, glucose is synthesised from simpler raw materials like carbon dioxide and water.

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Catabolism

Catabolism 
It is a process where the complex organic substances are broken down into simpler substances and energy is released.This energy released is used to drive the intercellular reaction. For example, cellular respiration and digestion.

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Anabolism

Metabolism is the sum total of all the activities present in the cell. It is mainly of two types anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism is a synthesis of complex molecules from simpler one. Photosynthesis also includes anabolic reaction, glucose is synthesised from simpler raw materials like carbon dioxide and water.

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ATP

ATP or adenosine triphosphate is the form of energy in living organisms. It stores energy in its second and third phosphate group and thus called energy currency of the cell.

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Examples of catabolism

Catabolism is the breakdown of complex substances to simpler one. Like during respiration complex food particles are digested broken down into simpler one which is further assimilated.