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OBO ID: GO:0016134
Term Name: saponin metabolic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • saponin metabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving saponins, glycosides of plants in which the aglycan (sapogenin) group is a terpene or steroid and the sugar group is a glucose, a galactose, a pentose, a methylpentose or an oligosaccharide. Saponins are powerful surfactant agents and membrane active; they are, hence, toxic to animals on injection. 0198547684
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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