Main Role of Bioenergetics in Living Organisms | Abstract

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Main Role of Bioenergetics in Living Organisms

Jean-Philippe Chaput

Bioenergetics is the branch of biochemistry concerned with the energy expended in the formation and breaking of chemical bonds in biological molecules. Some species, such as autotrophs, may obtain energy from sunshine (photosynthesis) without consuming or breaking down nutrients. Bioenergetics is a discipline of biology that studies how cells convert energy, most commonly through the production, storage, or consumption of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Most components of cellular metabolism, and thus life itself, rely on bioenergetic activities such cellular respiration and photosynthesis. L