How can we relate metabolism with growth ?

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Metabolism include all the biochemical reactions occurring inside the body which involves uptake or release of energy and growth is the manifestation of various metabolic activities resulting in a permanent,irreversible change that is accompanied by an increased dry weight of an organisms. In this way we can relate metabolism with growth.



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Since, metabolic reactions involved catabolic as well as anabolic reactions. Catabolic reactions concerned with daily energy requirements of body while anabolic reactions involved in growth of body. For example, there is HMP pathway in body for formation of ribose sugar which is a component of DNA synthesis. And we can say that growth is ultimately related to the DNA replication which depend upon metabolic reactions for their constituents which takes part in replication. So, ultimately metabolism is necessary for growth i.e the cell division.
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