polyketide biosynthetic process

id: GO:0030639
name: polyketide biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of polyketides, any of a diverse group of natural products synthesized via linear poly-beta-ketones, which are themselves formed by repetitive head-to-tail addition of acetyl (or substituted acetyl) units indirectly derived from acetate (or a substituted acetate) by a mechanism similar to that for fatty acid biosynthesis but without the intermediate reductive steps.

Child Functions

GO:0009811stilbene biosynthetic process
GO:0033068macrolide biosynthetic process
GO:0033070ansamycin biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0030636acetate derivative biosynthetic process
GO:0030638polyketide metabolic process
GO:0042181ketone biosynthetic process