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  • Molecules to Metabolism
    • molecular biology explains living processes in terms of the chemical substances involved
    • metabolism is the web of all the enzyme catalyzed reactions in a cell or organism
      • process in which one type of molecule is transformed into another, in a series of small steps
    • Anabolism is the synthesis of complex molecules from simpler molecules including the formation of macromolecules from monomers by condensationreaction
      • builds up larges molecules from smaller ones
      • protein synthesis, DNA synthesis, photosysnthesis, Synthesisof complex carbs
    • catabolism is the breakdown of complex molecules into simpler molecules including the hydrolysis of macromolecules into monomers
      • larger  molecules are broken down into smaller ones
      • Digestion of food, cell respiration, digestion of complex carbons


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