Question
Fri May 11, 2012 By: Mridulla Dharshini
 

photosynthesis is catabolic or anabolic?

Expert Reply
Mon May 14, 2012
Anabolic.
Anabolic biochemical pathways involve the synthesis of complex compounds from simpler ones. Photosynthesis is an anabolic pathway since light energy is used to synthesize a complex molecule, glucose, from simpler ones (carbon dioxide and water).
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