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secondary metabolic process (GO:0019748)
Annotations: Rat: (70) Mouse: (65) Human: (65) Chinchilla: (49) Bonobo: (50) Dog: (56) Squirrel: (50)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
metabolic process +     
adaptive thermogenesis +   
ATP metabolic process +   
biosynthetic process +   
catabolic process +   
cellular metabolic process +   
collagen metabolic process +   
demethylation +   
glycosylation +   
hormone metabolic process +   
hydrogen metabolic process +  
methylation +   
multi-organism metabolic process +   
NAD metabolic process +   
NADH metabolic process +   
NADP metabolic process +   
negative regulation of metabolic process +   
nitrogen compound metabolic process +   
organic substance metabolic process +   
oxidation-reduction process +   
pigment metabolic process +   
positive regulation of metabolic process +   
primary metabolic process +   
regulation of metabolic process +   
respiratory burst +   
secondary metabolic process +   
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.
small molecule metabolic process +   
tartrate metabolic process +  
tyrocidine metabolic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: secondary metabolism ;   secondary metabolite metabolic process ;   secondary metabolite metabolism
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Secondary_metabolism
Definition Sources: GOC:go_curators

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