starch metabolic process

id: GO:0005982
name: starch metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving starch, the most important reserve polysaccharide in plants. It is a glucan consisting of two components, amylose and amylopectin, which are both glucose homopolymers. Starch is synthesized as a temporary storage form of carbon and can be catabolized to produce sucrose.

Child Functions

GO:0005983starch catabolic process
GO:0019252starch biosynthetic process
GO:2000896amylopectin metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006073cellular glucan metabolic process