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Term:
chitin biosynthetic process (GO:0006031)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cell wall chitin metabolic process +   
chitin biosynthetic process +  
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.
chitin catabolic process +   
cuticle chitin metabolic process +  
glucosamine biosynthetic process  
glycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process +   
N-acetylglucosamine biosynthetic process  
poly-N-acetyllactosamine biosynthetic process  
regulation of chitin metabolic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine biosynthesis ;   beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine biosynthetic process ;   chitin anabolism ;   chitin biosynthesis ;   chitin formation ;   chitin synthesis
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, ISBN:0198506732

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