Term Information [More information on carbon utilization]

Accession
GO:0015976
Name
carbon utilization
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
alt. id: GO:0015978
carbon utilization by utilization of organic compounds, heterotrophy
Definition
A series of processes that forms an integrated mechanism by which a cell or an organism detects the depletion of primary carbon sources and then activates genes to scavenge the last traces of the primary carbon source and to transport and metabolize alternative carbon sources such as carbon dioxide or carbonic acid. The utilization process begins when the cell or organism detects carbon levels, includes the activation of genes whose products detect, transport or metabolize carbon-containing substances, and ends when carbon is incorporated into the cell or organism's metabolism. Source: GOC:mlg, GOC:mah
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History
See term history for GO:0015976 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
goslim_pir
goslim_chembl
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Ancestors of carbon utilization (GO:0015976)
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carbon utilization [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
carbon utilization [is_a relation] is_a  single-organism process (GO:0044699)
Children of carbon utilization (GO:0015976)
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regulation of carbon utilization (GO:0043609) [regulates relation] regulates  carbon utilization
Wikipedia
Heterotroph