Nutrition in Microorganisms

  • Pauline Alderson
  • Martin Rowland
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Abstract

All living organisms need a supply of food. Getting food, taking in food and making food (as plants do) are collectively called nutrition. Organisms need food because it contains
  • ○ energy which they can release in respiration and use in the form of ATP

  • ○ raw materials from which they build other substances for growth and repair (building these other substances is called biosynthesis)

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© P. Alderson and M. Rowland 1995

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  • Pauline Alderson
  • Martin Rowland

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