Chapter 5: Microbial Metabolism

Basic Chemical Reactions Underlying Metabolism

Catabolism and anabolism

Oxidation and reduction reactions

ATP production and energy storage

The roles of enzymes in metabolism

Carbohydrate Catabolism


Alternatives to glycolysis

Continuation of cellular respiration


Other Catabolic Pathways

Lipid catabolism

Protein catabolism


Chemicals and structures

Light-dependent reactions

Light-independent reactions

Other Anabolic Pathways

Carbohydrate biosynthesis

Lipid biosynthesis

Amino acid biosynthesis

Nucleotide biosynthesis

Integration and Regulation of Metabolic Pathways

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