What is a Metabolic Pathway? - Definition & Example


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What is the definition of metabolism?

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1. Metabolic pathways are the chemical reactions that take place within a cell to create or use which one of the following?

2. Which one of the following options is essential to our metabolic pathways?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz, see how much you know about the function and types of metabolic pathways. Questions ask you to identify what goes on in these processes, what essential molecules they use and what happens to those molecules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to:

  • Define the word metabolism
  • Identify what occurs within a metabolic pathway and what components are used
  • Pinpoint the molecular processes that happen in the two types of metabolic pathways

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - select the most important information from the metabolic pathway lesson
  • Defining key concepts - accurately choose the correct definition of terms such as metabolism
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast the types of metabolic pathways by answering questions about their functioning
  • Information recall - remember what is created and used in metabolic pathways

Additional Learning

To further investigate metabolic pathways, study the lesson called What is a Metabolic Pathway? - Definition & Example. In this lesson, you'll learn about:

  • The function of metabolic pathways in overall metabolism
  • The definition and purpose of enzymes
  • Two types of metabolic pathways and how they differ
  • A process called glycolysis
  • What metabolic pathways look like in diagrams