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Category:GO:0019748 ! secondary metabolic process

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DAG for GO:0019748id: GO:0019748

name: secondary metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
def: "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." [GOC:go_curators]
subset: goslim_chembl
subset: goslim_pir
subset: goslim_plant
subset: goslim_pombe
synonym: "secondary metabolism" EXACT []
synonym: "secondary metabolite metabolic process" EXACT []
synonym: "secondary metabolite metabolism" EXACT []
xref: Wikipedia:Secondary_metabolism
is_a: GO:0008152 ! metabolic process

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