name: alkaloid biosynthetic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of alkaloids, nitrogen-containing natural products which are not otherwise classified as nonprotein amino acids, amines, peptides, amines, cyanogenic glycosides, glucosinolates, cofactors, phytohormones, or primary metabolite (such as purine or pyrimidine bases)." [GOC:lr, ISBN:0122146743]
synonym: "alkaloid anabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "alkaloid biosynthesis" EXACT 
synonym: "alkaloid formation" EXACT 
synonym: "alkaloid synthesis" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0009820 ! alkaloid metabolic process
is_a: GO:0044550 ! secondary metabolite biosynthetic process
is_a: GO:1901566 ! organonitrogen compound biosynthetic process
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