Biosynthesis

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Biosynthesis is the production of complex molecules within living organisms or cells. Biosynthesis takes simple molecules and turns them into bigger molecules.

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Biosynthesis happens because of chemical reactions. Biosynthesis needs these things to happen:[1]

  • Precursor molecules: Precursor molecules are the starting molecules in biosynthesis.
  • Chemical energy: Energy is needed to turn the precursor molecules into the result.
  • Catalytic enzymes: Enzymes help the reactions go faster. Enzymes also lower the energy needed.
  • Coenzymes: Coenzymes help the chemical reactions.

References[change | change source]

  1. Alberts, Bruce (2008). Molecular Biology of the Cell (5th ed.). New York: Garland Science. ISBN 978-0815341055.