Encyclopedia > Cell metabolism

  Article Content

Cell metabolism

Cell metabolism is the process by which individual biological cells process nutrient molecules. Metabolism has two distinct divisions; catabolism, in which the cell breaks down complex molecules to produce energy and reducing power, and anabolism, where the cell uses energy and reducing power to construct complex molecules and perform other biological functions.

See: Citric acid (or Krebs) cycle -- Metabolic pathway

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... after fertilization onward. The embryo of invertebrate animals is usually called a larva. In plants, the embryo is part of the seed, consisting of root, shoot, and ...