What do you mean by that respiration is a catabolic process?

Asked by dhairya | 4th May, 2009, 02:15: PM

Expert Answer:

Catabolism is the metabolic breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones, often resulting in a release of energy. In respiration, carbohydrates are broken down by oxidation into simpler molecules of CO2 and water, with the release of energy, which is usually stored in ATP. Hence it is a catabolic process.

Answered by  | 4th May, 2009, 06:52: PM

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