Section:General Biochemistry » Bioenergetics


In summary, organisms such as humans and other animals, many bacteria, fungi, and nongreen plants derive the energy they must have to power life from foodstuffs they obtain from their environment. The degradation of carbohydrates and the oxidation of fats are the major sources of energy for heterotrophic (other feeding) organisms. How these molecules that are essential to life are generated is the next subject considered