Phenotype: melanin biosynthetic process arrested, abnormal
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Name: melanin biosynthetic process
Synonyms: melanin anabolism, melanin biosynthesis, melanin formation, melanin synthesis
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.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0042438]   QuickGO   AmiGO
Name: arrested
Synonyms: abolished, incomplete
Definition: A quality of a process which ends earlier than the natural end time or reference process.
Ontology: Phenotypic Quality Ontology [PATO:0000297]