melanization defense response

id: GO:0035006
name: melanization defense response
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The blackening of the wounded area of the cuticle or the surface of invading pathogens, parasites or parasitoids, resulting from a proteolytic cascade leading to the de novo synthesis and deposition of melanin.

Child Functions

GO:0035011melanotic encapsulation of foreign target

Parent Functions

GO:0006582melanin metabolic process
GO:0045087innate immune response