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Category:GO:0030638 ! polyketide metabolic process

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DAG for GO:0030638id: GO:0030638

name: polyketide metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving polyketides, any of a diverse group of natural products synthesized via linear poly-beta-ketones, which are themselves formed by repetitive head-to-tail addition of acetyl (or substituted acetyl) units indirectly derived from acetate (or a substituted acetate) by a mechanism similar to that for fatty acid biosynthesis but without the intermediate reductive steps." [GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "polyketide metabolism" EXACT []
is_a: GO:0019748 ! secondary metabolic process
is_a: GO:0071704 ! organic substance metabolic process

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