O antigen biosynthetic process

id: GO:0009243
name: O antigen biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of the O side chain of a lipopolysaccharide, which determines the antigenic specificity of the organism. It is made up of about 50 repeating units of a branched tetrasaccharide.

Parent Functions

GO:0033692cellular polysaccharide biosynthetic process
GO:0046402O antigen metabolic process