Autotrophs & heterotrophs

  • outline the need for energy in living organisms, as illustrated by anabolic reactions, such as DNA replication and protein synthesis, active transport, movement and the maintenance of body temperature
  • describe the features of ATP that make it suitable as the universal energy currency
  • list the four stages in aerobic respiration (glycolysis, link reaction, Krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation)
  • define the terms autotroph and heterotroph
  • describe the various modes of autotrophy