Why is bioenergetics important?

1 Answer
Sep 22, 2017

Bioenergetics is an active area of biological research that includes the study of transformation of energy in living organisms and the study of several cellular processes.


It concerns energy involved in making and breaking of chemical bonds in the molecules found in biological organisms.

Role of energy is fundamental to biological processes like growth, development and metabolism. Cellular process like cell respiration, metabolic and enzymatic processes lead to production and utilisation of energy in the form of ATP molecules. The ability to harness energy from a variety of metabolic pathways is a property of all living organisms.

Life is dependent on energy transformations. Living organisms survive because of exchange of energy within and without.