name: carbon utilization
def: "A series of processes that forms an integrated mechanism by which a cell or an organism detects the depletion of primary carbon sources and then activates genes to scavenge the last traces of the primary carbon source and to transport and metabolize alternative carbon sources such as carbon dioxide or carbonic acid. The utilization process begins when the cell or organism detects carbon levels, includes the activation of genes whose products detect, transport or metabolize carbon-containing substances, and ends when carbon is incorporated into the cell or organism's metabolism." [GOC:mah, GOC:mlg]
synonym: "carbon utilization by utilization of organic compounds" EXACT [GOC:mah]
synonym: "heterotrophy" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0044699 ! single-organism process
relationship: has_part: GO:0071702 ! organic substance transport
relationship: has_part: GO:0071703 ! detection of organic substance
relationship: has_part: GO:0071704 ! organic substance metabolic process
Gene Ontology Home
The contents of this box are automatically generated. You can help by adding information to the "Notes"
|Last version checked|
See Help:References for how to manage references in GONUTS.
This category has only the following subcategory.
Pages in category "GO:0015976 ! carbon utilization"
The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total.
Jump to pages starting with: 9 C D E F M S T W