Biology Exam Preparation Portal. Preparing with U 4 ur exams...

Difference between anabolism and catabolism

Metabolism:
All the chemical reactions going on inside the living organisms are collectively called metabolism. There are about 5000 types of chemical compounds inside the cell which show much more variety of chemical reactions. Metabolic reactions are divided into two categories anabolism and catabolism. Nature’s prime balancing and life supporting system operates between photosynthesis (anabolism) and respiration (catabolism).


Photosynthesis and Respiration
Photosynthesis and Respiration



Anabolism:
  • It includes constructive or building up processes.
  • Energy is used and stored as potential energy.
  • Examples: Photosynthesis in plants, Assimilation in animals
Photosynthesis formula
Photosynthesis


Catabolism:
  • It includes destructive or breakdown process.
  • Energy is released as kinetic energy
  • Examples: Cell Respiration, Digestion , Excretion
C6H12O+ 6O2-> 6CO+ 6H2O
Respiration
Sharing is Caring ..... Please take 5 seconds to Share. Thank you...

© Biology Exams 4 U, AllRightsReserved.***Best viewed in Google Chrome and Mozilla firefox***

Maintained by BiologyExams4U.com