OBO ID: GO:0042438
Term Name: melanin biosynthetic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms: melanin anabolism, melanin biosynthesis, melanin formation (all 4) expand
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO

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