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Term:
fatty acid biosynthetic process (GO:0006633)
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(R)-mandelate catabolic process to benzoate 
(R)-mevalonic acid biosynthetic process +  
1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate biosynthetic process  
3,4-dihydroxybenzoate biosynthetic process 
3-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate biosynthetic process 
3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate biosynthetic process 
4-hydroxyphenylacetate biosynthetic process 
abscisic acid biosynthetic process +  
acetate biosynthetic process +   
aldonic acid biosynthetic process +  
asparagine biosynthetic process +   
bile acid biosynthetic process +   
biotin biosynthetic process 
cellular lipid biosynthetic process +   
chrysobactin biosynthetic process 
cinnamic acid biosynthetic process +  
clavulanic acid biosynthetic process 
coenzyme B biosynthetic process 
creatine biosynthetic process  
cspyrone B1 biosynthetic process 
dermatan sulfate biosynthetic process  
dethiobiotin biosynthetic process 
ectoine biosynthetic process 
emericellamide biosynthetic process +  
endocrocin biosynthetic process +  
fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of a fatty acid, any of the aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that can be liberated by hydrolysis from naturally occurring fats and oils. Fatty acids are predominantly straight-chain acids of 4 to 24 carbon atoms, which may be saturated or unsaturated; branched fatty acids and hydroxy fatty acids also occur, and very long chain acids of over 30 carbons are found in waxes.
fatty acid catabolic process +   
fatty acid methyl ester biosynthetic process 
fatty acid oxidation +   
fatty acid primary amide biosynthetic process  
fatty alcohol biosynthetic process +  
ferulate biosynthetic process 
formate biosynthetic process 
galacturonate biosynthetic process +  
gallate biosynthetic process 
gamma-aminobutyric acid biosynthetic process  
glucuronate biosynthetic process +  
glycerolipid biosynthetic process +   
glycolate biosynthetic process +   
glycyrrhetinate biosynthetic process 
helvolic acid biosynthetic process +  
indoleacetic acid biosynthetic process +  
isoprenoid biosynthetic process +   
jasmonic acid biosynthetic process +  
kynurenic acid biosynthetic process  
L-pipecolic acid biosynthetic process 
lactate biosynthetic process +   
lipoate metabolic process +   
lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic process +  
lipoxygenase pathway +   
long-chain fatty acid metabolic process +   
mandelate biosynthetic process 
medium-chain fatty acid metabolic process +   
membrane lipid biosynthetic process +   
methane biosynthetic process from 3-(methylthio)propionic acid +  
methyl-branched fatty acid metabolic process +   
methylgallate biosynthetic process 
monensin A biosynthetic process 
monodictyphenone biosynthetic process +  
mycolic acid metabolic process +  
negative regulation of fatty acid metabolic process +   
negative regulation of lipid biosynthetic process +   
neutral lipid biosynthetic process +   
nicotinate biosynthetic process 
o-orsellinic acid biosynthetic process +  
olivetolic acid biosynthetic process 
oxylipin metabolic process +   
p-cumate biosynthetic process 
pantothenate biosynthetic process 
para-aminobenzoic acid biosynthetic process 
penicillin biosynthetic process +  
pentalenolactone biosynthetic process 
phaseic acid biosynthetic process 
phenolic phthiocerol biosynthetic process 
phospholipid biosynthetic process +   
phthiocerol biosynthetic process 
picolinic acid biosynthetic process  
poly(hydroxyalkanoate) biosynthetic process from fatty acid 
positive regulation of fatty acid metabolic process +   
positive regulation of lipid biosynthetic process +   
pyochelin biosynthetic process 
pyruvate biosynthetic process +   
quinate biosynthetic process 
regulation of fatty acid metabolic process +   
regulation of lipid biosynthetic process +   
retinoic acid biosynthetic process +   
rhizobactin 1021 biosynthetic process 
salicylic acid biosynthetic process +  
shikimate biosynthetic process 
short-chain fatty acid metabolic process +   
sinapate biosynthetic process 
steroid biosynthetic process +   
sulfolipid biosynthetic process 
tensidol B biosynthetic process +  
unsaturated fatty acid metabolic process +   
very long-chain fatty acid metabolic process +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: fatty acid anabolism ;   fatty acid biosynthesis ;   fatty acid formation ;   fatty acid synthesis
Alternate IDs: GO:0000037
Xrefs: MetaCyc:FASYN-INITIAL-PWY ;   MetaCyc:PWY-4381 ;   MetaCyc:PWY-5156 ;   Wikipedia:Fatty_acid_synthesis
Definition Sources: GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732

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