What is the difference between anabolism and catabolism ?

The difference between anabolism and catabolism are:

Anabolism

  • Synthesis of complex molecules from simpler ones.
  • These relations are constructive.
  • Energy is required for the process.
  • for example, photosynthesis.

Catabolism

  • Breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones.
  • These reactions are destructive.
  • Energy is released in the process.
  • For example respiration.