OBO ID: GO:0016135
Term Name: saponin biosynthetic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • saponin anabolism
  • saponin biosynthesis
  • saponin formation
  • saponin synthesis
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of 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.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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