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Term Information

Accession
GO:0042438
Name
melanin biosynthetic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
melanin anabolism, melanin biosynthesis, melanin formation, melanin synthesis
Alternate IDs
None
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
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0042438 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438)
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melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  secondary metabolite biosynthetic process (GO:0044550)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  phenol-containing compound biosynthetic process (GO:0046189)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  melanin metabolic process (GO:0006582)
melanin biosynthetic process [is_a relation] is_a  pigment biosynthetic process (GO:0046148)
Children of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
melanization of appressorium wall (GO:0075043) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  melanin biosynthetic process
regulation of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0048021) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  melanin biosynthetic process
positive regulation of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0048023) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  melanin biosynthetic process
negative regulation of melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0048022) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  melanin biosynthetic process
melanin biosynthetic process from tyrosine (GO:0006583) [is_a relation] is_a  melanin biosynthetic process
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