melanin metabolic process
name: melanin metabolic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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.
|GO:0035006||melanization defense response|
|GO:0042438||melanin biosynthetic process|
|GO:0046150||melanin catabolic process|
|GO:0019748||secondary metabolic process|
|GO:0042440||pigment metabolic process|