photosynthesis is catabolic or anabolic?

Asked by mridulla dharshini | 11th May, 2012, 10:44: PM

Expert Answer:

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).

Answered by  | 14th May, 2012, 01:03: PM

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