beta-lactam antibiotic biosynthetic process

id: GO:0030654
name: beta-lactam antibiotic biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of a beta-lactam antibiotic, any member of a class of natural or semisynthetic antibiotics whose characteristic feature is a strained, four-membered beta-lactam ring. They include the penicillins and many of the cephalosporins.

Child Functions

GO:0042318penicillin biosynthetic process
GO:0043646cephalosporin biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0017000antibiotic biosynthetic process
GO:0030653beta-lactam antibiotic metabolic process
GO:0072339cellular lactam biosynthetic process