menaquinone biosynthetic process
name: menaquinone biosynthetic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of any of the menaquinones, any of the quinone-derived compounds synthesized by intestinal bacteria. Structurally, menaquinones consist of a methylated naphthoquinone ring structure and side chains composed of a variable number of unsaturated isoprenoid residues. Menaquinones have vitamin K activity and are known as vitamin K2.
|GO:0009233||menaquinone metabolic process|
|GO:0042371||vitamin K biosynthetic process|