Differentiate between primary metabolites and secondary metabolites.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 17th Jul, 2014, 04:10: PM

Expert Answer:

Primary Metabolites

Secondary Metabolites

  1. Functions of primary metabolites in physiological processes are known.

  1. Functions of secondary metabolites in the human body are unclear.

  1. Examples: Amino acids, sugars

  1. Examples: Carotenoids, curcumin

Answered by  | 17th Jul, 2014, 06:10: PM