Metabolic Activity of Plant
The complex of physical and chemical activities of photosynthesis, respiration, and the synthesis and degradation of organic compounds is referred to as plant metabolism. Photosynthesis provides the substrates for respiration as well as the beginning organic compounds that are used as building blocks in the biosynthesis of nucleic acids, amino acids, and proteins, carbohydrates and organic acids, lipids, and natural products. Plant secondary metabolism generates products that help in plant growth and development but are not needed for survival. Plants' primary metabolism is aided by secondary metabolism. The plant's primary metabolism is made up of chemical reactions that allow it to survive.