All chemical reactions occurring in microbes.
Synthetic metabolism, forms new chemical bonds.
Degradative metabolism, breaks chemical bonds.
Releases surplus of energy.
Biological catalyst. Reduces activation energy so reactions can occur at temps compatible with life.
Areas where substrates attach.
Fit between enzyme ad substrate.
Areas where molecules other than substrates attach.
Proteins with catalytic activity.
Inactive protein plus cofactor.
Non protein that is bound to a protein and required for protein's biological activity.
Chemicals that bind to active sites.
Chemicals that bind to allosteric sites or cofactors.
Series of chemical reactions occurring within a cell.
Secreted into environment.
Function within microbe.
Produced at constant rate at all times.
Produced only when the substrate is present.