Term Information [More information on melanin biosynthetic process]

Accession
GO:0042438
Name
melanin biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
melanin anabolism, melanin biosynthesis, melanin formation, melanin synthesis
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom. Source: GOC:curators, CHEBI:25179
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0042438 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
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Ancestors of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438)
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melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) metabolic process (GO:0008152)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  biosynthetic process (GO:0009058)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular metabolic process (GO:0044237)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic substance metabolic process (GO:0071704)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular aromatic compound metabolic process (GO:0006725)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular biosynthetic process (GO:0044249)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic cyclic compound metabolic process (GO:1901360)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic hydroxy compound metabolic process (GO:1901615)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic substance biosynthetic process (GO:1901576)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism metabolic process (GO:0044710)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) aromatic compound biosynthetic process (GO:0019438)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic cyclic compound biosynthetic process (GO:1901362)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic hydroxy compound biosynthetic process (GO:1901617)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) phenol-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0018958)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) pigment metabolic process (GO:0042440)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) secondary metabolic process (GO:0019748)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism biosynthetic process (GO:0044711)
melanin biosynthetic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism cellular process (GO:0044763)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  phenol-containing compound biosynthetic process (GO:0046189)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  pigment biosynthetic process (GO:0046148)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolite biosynthetic process (GO:0044550)
Children of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438)
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maintenance of turgor in appressorium by melanization (GO:0075043) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin biosynthetic process
melanin biosynthetic process from tyrosine (GO:0006583) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin biosynthetic process
negative regulation of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0048022) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  melanin biosynthetic process
positive regulation of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0048023) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  melanin biosynthetic process
regulation of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0048021) [regulates relation] regulates  melanin biosynthetic process
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