Life Processes

10 Metabolism and Reproduction

METABOLISM

 

Metabolism is the process involving different types of chemical reactions control the living state of the cells in an organism. It is broadly classified into catabolism and anabolism.

 

  • Catabolism: It is the metabolic process in which energy is released.
  • Anabolism: It is the metabolic process in which energy is stored for further requirements.

 

 

REPRODUCTION

 

Reproduction is the biological process of producing own offspring for the continuity of species, generation after generation. The basic types of reproduction are the sexual and asexual reproduction.

 

  • Sexual Reproduction: Sexual reproduction is the process of reproducing offspring by the involvement of the both parents.

 

  • Asexual Reproduction: It is the process of reproducing offspring without the involvement of the both parents.

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