Adenosine Triphosphate as an Energy Source

Identify that adenosine triphosphate is used as an energy source for almost all cellular metabolic processes

  • All living organisms need to have a continuous supply of energy in order to function and live.
  • Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is vital to life and is used as an energy source in living cells.
  • Organisms get their energy from the oxidation of the foods they eat. The energy is stored in the form of ATP after the food is broken down.
  • Substances consumed and absorbed are used to make ATP, thus making the molecule a part of cellular metabolism.