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Term Information

Accession
GO:0006031
Name
chitin biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine biosynthesis, beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine biosynthetic process, chitin anabolism, chitin biosynthesis, chitin formation, chitin synthesis
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of chitin, a linear polysaccharide consisting of beta-(1->4)-linked N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues. Source: ISBN:0198506732, GOC:jl
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006031 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of chitin biosynthetic process (GO:0006031)
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chitin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  chitin metabolic process (GO:0006030)
chitin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  aminoglycan biosynthetic process (GO:0006023)
chitin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  glucosamine-containing compound biosynthetic process (GO:1901073)
Children of chitin biosynthetic process (GO:0006031)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
cell wall chitin biosynthetic process (GO:0006038) [is_a relation] is_a  chitin biosynthetic process
UDP-N-acetylglucosamine biosynthesis involved in chitin biosynthesis (GO:0035528) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  chitin biosynthetic process
regulation of chitin biosynthetic process (GO:0032883) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  chitin biosynthetic process
cuticle chitin biosynthetic process (GO:0006035) [is_a relation] is_a  chitin biosynthetic process
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