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Term:
melanin biosynthetic process (GO:0042438)
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(+)-kotanin biosynthetic process +  
(+)-lariciresinol biosynthetic process 
(+)-pinoresinol biosynthetic process 
(+)-secoisolariciresinol biosynthetic process 
(-)-lariciresinol biosynthetic process 
(-)-pinoresinol biosynthetic process 
(-)-secoisolariciresinol biosynthetic process 
(17Z)-protosta-17(20),24-dien-3beta-ol biosynthetic process 
2-hydroxybenzoyl-CoA biosynthetic process 
4-hydroxyphenylacetate biosynthetic process 
actinorhodin biosynthetic process 
aerobic phenol-containing compound biosynthetic process 
anaerobic phenol-containing compound biosynthetic process 
anthocyanin-containing compound biosynthetic process +  
arugosin biosynthetic process +  
asperthecin biosynthetic process +  
aurone biosynthetic process 
averantin biosynthetic process 
brevianamide F biosynthetic process +  
carotenoid biosynthetic process +   
catechol-containing compound biosynthetic process +   
chlorophyll biosynthetic process +  
cichorine biosynthetic process 
cordyol C biosynthetic process +  
cspyrone B1 biosynthetic process 
cyanogenic glycoside biosynthetic process +  
dehydroaustinol biosynthetic process +  
demethylkotanin biosynthetic process +  
DIF-1 biosynthetic process 
diorcinol biosynthetic process +  
emericellamide biosynthetic process +  
emericellin biosynthetic process +  
emodin biosynthetic process +  
endocrocin biosynthetic process +  
ergot alkaloid biosynthetic process +  
eugenol biosynthetic process 
eye pigment biosynthetic process +   
F-9775A biosynthetic process +  
F-9775B biosynthetic process +  
ferulate biosynthetic process 
flavone biosynthetic process +  
fonsecin biosynthetic process 
funalenone biosynthetic process 
gallate biosynthetic process 
gerfelin biosynthetic process +  
glycosinolate biosynthetic process +  
helvolic acid biosynthetic process +  
heme biosynthetic process +   
melanin biosynthetic process +   
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.
melanin catabolic process 
melanization defense response +  
monodictyphenone biosynthetic process +  
N',N'',N'''-triacetylfusarinine C biosynthetic process +  
negative regulation of secondary metabolite biosynthetic process +   
neosartoricin biosynthetic process +  
novobiocin biosynthetic process 
o-orsellinic acid biosynthetic process +  
ocellus pigment biosynthetic process +  
octopamine biosynthetic process  
olivetolic acid biosynthetic process 
orcinol biosynthetic process +  
orlandin biosynthetic process 
p-cresol biosynthetic process 
penicillin biosynthetic process +  
phenol biosynthetic process 
phenolic phthiocerol biosynthetic process 
phenylpropanoid biosynthetic process +  
pheromone biosynthetic process +  
phlobaphene biosynthetic process 
phytochelatin biosynthetic process 
phytochrome chromophore biosynthetic process 
pigment biosynthetic process involved in pigment accumulation +  
polyketide biosynthetic process +  
positive regulation of secondary metabolite biosynthetic process +   
proanthocyanidin biosynthetic process +  
pteridine biosynthetic process 
purine nucleobase biosynthetic process +   
pyochelin biosynthetic process 
regulation of secondary metabolite biosynthetic process +   
salicylic acid biosynthetic process +  
serotonin biosynthetic process +   
shamixanthone biosynthetic process 
siderophore biosynthetic process +   
sinapate biosynthetic process 
sinapate ester biosynthetic process +  
tensidol A biosynthetic process +  
tensidol B biosynthetic process +  
terrequinone A biosynthetic process +  
toxin biosynthetic process +   
tyramine biosynthetic process 
vanillin biosynthetic process 

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: melanin anabolism ;   melanin biosynthesis ;   melanin formation ;   melanin synthesis
Xrefs: MIPS_funcat:01.20.35.01.01
Definition Sources: CHEBI:25179, GOC:curators

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