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Metabolism

Metabolism - Term Definition What is metabolism The total...

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Term: What is metabolism? Definition: The total of all chemical reactions Term: What is catabolism? Definition: The breaking down of chemicals. This releases energy Term: What is anabolism? Definition: The building of simple molecules into more complex molecules. Term: Oxidation Definition: Involves loss of electrons Term: Reduction Definition: Gain of electrons
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Term: Redox Definition: Oxidation + reduction reaction Term: The electron donor is known as the Definition: Reducing agent Term: The electron accepter is known as the Definition: Oxidizing agent Term: How do autotrophs get energy? Definition: They make it themselves Term: How do heterotrophs get energy? Definition: They ingest it. Like food
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Term: How do autotrophs make energy? Definition: Use co2 to synthesize organic molecules, photautotrophs (use light), chemo autotrophs ( oxidize inorganic compounds) Term: How do heterotrophs make energy? Definition: Get carbon from organic molecules from other organisms, photo heterotrophs, chemo heterotrophs Term: How do most pathogens get energy?
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