Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 8 - 8.2 - Concept Check - Page 150: 2


The figure mentioned shows the breakdown of glucose which is, by definition, catabolism. The reverse reaction would be anabolism, building up to glucose.

Work Step by Step

Fig. 8.5c shows a glucose molecule being broken down into water and carbon dioxide. First ask yourself whether something is being built up or broken down (anabolism or catabolism) and then relate one term to what is happening in the figure and the opposite term to the opposite direction.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.