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Term Information

Accession
GO:0016117
Name
carotenoid biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
carotenoid anabolism, carotenoid biosynthesis, carotenoid formation, carotenoid synthesis
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of carotenoids, tetraterpenoid compounds in which two units of 4 isoprenoid residues joined head-to-tail are themselves joined tail-to-tail. Source: GOC:go_curators
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0016117 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of carotenoid biosynthetic process (GO:0016117)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
carotenoid biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid metabolic process (GO:0016116)
carotenoid biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  pigment biosynthetic process (GO:0046148)
carotenoid biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  tetraterpenoid biosynthetic process (GO:0016109)
Children of carotenoid biosynthetic process (GO:0016117)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
alpha-zeacarotene biosynthetic process (GO:1901821) [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid biosynthetic process
positive regulation of carotenoid biosynthetic process (GO:1904143) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  carotenoid biosynthetic process
negative regulation of carotenoid biosynthetic process (GO:1904142) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  carotenoid biosynthetic process
zeaxanthin bis(beta-D-glucoside) biosynthetic process (GO:1901830) [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid biosynthetic process
beta-zeacarotene biosynthetic process (GO:1901818) [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid biosynthetic process
xanthophyll biosynthetic process (GO:0016123) [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid biosynthetic process
beta-carotene biosynthetic process (GO:1901812) [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid biosynthetic process
delta-carotene biosynthetic process (GO:1901824) [is_a relation] is_a  carotenoid biosynthetic process
MetaCyc
CAROTENOID-PWY