name: beta-lactam antibiotic biosynthetic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of a beta-lactam antibiotic, any member of a class of natural or semisynthetic antibiotics whose characteristic feature is a strained, four-membered beta-lactam ring. They include the penicillins and many of the cephalosporins." [GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "beta-lactam antibiotic anabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "beta-lactam antibiotic biosynthesis" EXACT 
synonym: "beta-lactam antibiotic formation" EXACT 
synonym: "beta-lactam antibiotic synthesis" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0017000 ! antibiotic biosynthetic process
is_a: GO:0030653 ! beta-lactam antibiotic metabolic process
is_a: GO:0072339 ! lactam biosynthetic process
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