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Accession
GO:0019748
Name
secondary metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
secondary metabolism, secondary metabolite metabolic process, secondary metabolite metabolism
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in many of the chemical changes of compounds that are not necessarily required for growth and maintenance of cells, and are often unique to a taxon. In multicellular organisms secondary metabolism is generally carried out in specific cell types, and may be useful for the organism as a whole. In unicellular organisms, secondary metabolism is often used for the production of antibiotics or for the utilization and acquisition of unusual nutrients. Source: GOC:go_curators, GOC:go_curators
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0019748 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_aspergillus
goslim_chembl
goslim_generic
goslim_plant
goslim_pir
goslim_pombe
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Parents of secondary metabolic process (GO:0019748)
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secondary metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  metabolic process (GO:0008152)
Children of secondary metabolic process (GO:0019748)
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verruculogen biosynthetic process (GO:1902181) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
tensidol B metabolic process (GO:1900606) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
siderophore metabolic process (GO:0009237) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
arugosin metabolic process (GO:1900585) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
monodictyphenone metabolic process (GO:1900813) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
regulation of secondary metabolic process (GO:0043455) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  secondary metabolic process
ocellus pigment metabolic process (GO:0046158) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
violaceol I metabolic process (GO:1900588) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
violaceol II metabolic process (GO:1900591) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
polyketide metabolic process (GO:0030638) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
asperthecin metabolic process (GO:0036182) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
cspyrone B1 metabolic process (GO:1900800) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
orcinol metabolic process (GO:0018940) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
shamixanthone metabolic process (GO:1900791) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
cordyol C metabolic process (GO:1900797) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
glycosinolate metabolic process (GO:0019757) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
toxin metabolic process (GO:0009404) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
emericellamide metabolic process (GO:1900555) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
brevianamide F metabolic process (GO:1900803) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
(17Z)-protosta-17(20),24-dien-3beta-ol metabolic process (GO:1900579) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
(+)-kotanin metabolic process (GO:1900594) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
endocrocin metabolic process (GO:1900600) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
diorcinol metabolic process (GO:1900570) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
pheromone metabolic process (GO:0042810) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
secondary metabolite catabolic process (GO:0090487) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
ergot alkaloid metabolic process (GO:0035836) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
penicillin metabolic process (GO:0042316) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
o-orsellinic acid metabolic process (GO:1900582) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
dehydroaustinol metabolic process (GO:1900561) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
orlandin metabolic process (GO:1900819) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
demethylkotanin metabolic process (GO:1900597) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
emodin metabolic process (GO:1900573) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
fumitremorgin B metabolic process (GO:1900770) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
cyanogenic glycoside metabolic process (GO:0042341) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
phenylpropanoid metabolic process (GO:0009698) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
N',N'',N'''-triacetylfusarinine C metabolic process (GO:1900549) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
phytochelatin metabolic process (GO:0046937) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
fumonisin metabolic process (GO:1900539) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
emericellin metabolic process (GO:1900764) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
secondary metabolite biosynthetic process (GO:0044550) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
tensidol A metabolic process (GO:1900603) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
gerfelin metabolic process (GO:1900576) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
fumagillin biosynthetic process (GO:1902086) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
terrequinone A metabolic process (GO:1900794) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
ochratoxin A metabolic process (GO:1900816) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process
helvolic acid metabolic process (GO:1900810) [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolic process