saponin biosynthetic process
name: saponin biosynthetic process
Description: 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.
|GO:0016114||terpenoid biosynthetic process|
|GO:0016129||phytosteroid biosynthetic process|
|GO:0016134||saponin metabolic process|
|GO:0016138||glycoside biosynthetic process|