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Anabolism is the set of metabolic pathways that construct molecules from smaller units. These reactions require energy. One way of categorizing metabolic processes, whether at the cellular, organ or organism level is as 'anabolic' or as 'catabolic', which is the opposite.

Cellular processes whereby energy is used to synthesize complex molecules from simpler ones. See also catabolism.

Metabolic reactions that require energy and result in the biosynthesis of needed compounds. An example of this is photosynthesis, in which solar energy is incorporated into complex compounds such as glucose and its derivatives.
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anabolism the process of synthesizing large molecules by joining smaller molecules together.
anaerobic organisms that thrive in an oxygen-free environment.
anaphase a phase during mitosis in which chromatids separate to become visible chromosomes and migrate to opposite poles.

[Gk. ana, up + -bolism (as in metabolism)]
Within a cell or organism, the sum of all biosynthetic reactions (that is, chemical reactions in which larger molecules are formed from smaller ones).
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~ and Catabolism
Metabolism is divided into two broad categories. Catabolism, or the degradation of molecules, usually involves removing electrons from molecules (oxidation) and is generally accompanied by the release of energy.

~ is the total series of chemical reactions involved in synthesis of organic compounds. Autotrophs must be able to manufacture (synthesize) all the organic compounds they need. Heterotrophs can obtain some of their compounds in their diet (along with their energy).

~ requires energy
and the most important source of that energy here on earth is sunlight (for photosynthesis),
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~ the synthesis of complex molecules from simple molecules.
Anaerobic respiration the breakdown of glucose in the absence of oxygen to yield energy.
Angiospermophyta the plant phylum which contains the flowering plants.

~ Any constructive metabolic process by which organisms convert substances into other components of the organism's chemical architecture. System of biosynthetic reactions in a cell by which large molecules are made from smaller ones.

It includes both ~, the synthesis of the biomolecules (e.g., protein synthesis, DNA replication, glucose synthesis in plants) and catabolism, the degradation of molecules usually for the production of energy (e.g., glycolysis, Krebs Cycle).

What is the difference between ~ and catabolism?
Metabolism comprises two opposing processes: ~ and catabolism. ~ is a set of synthesis reactions that transform simpler compounds into organic molecules in general with energy spending.

The synthesis of protein from amino acids is an example of ~.
The energy released by catabolic pathways can be stored and then used to drive anabolic pathways.

Transform simple organic molecules into complex molecules (~)
Breakdown complex molecules to release energy (catabolism)
Metabolism = all reactions performed by cells
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Metabolism is divided into catabolism which groups all the reactions related to the destruction of matter and production of smaller compounds and energy, and ~, which relates to reactions utilizing energy and raw materials to produce complex molecules.
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This includes processes for cell growth, reproduction, response to environment, survival mechanisms, sustenance, and maintenance of cell structure and integrity. It is made up of two categories: catabolism and ~.

as well as multicellular organisms like plants, animals and humans have a "total" metabolism that can differ from that of the individual cells. The metabolic pathways form a two-part process - one part is called catabolism - when the body uses food for energy. The other is called ~ - when ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Molecule, Metabolism, Cells, Organ, Protein?

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