vitamin A biosynthetic process

id: GO:0035238
name: vitamin A biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of any of the vitamin A compounds, retinol, retinal (retinaldehyde) and retinoic acid. Animals can not synthesize vitamin A de novo, but form it through oxidative cleavage of carotenoids.

Child Functions

GO:00429049-cis-retinoic acid biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006776vitamin A metabolic process
GO:0008299isoprenoid biosynthetic process
GO:0042362fat-soluble vitamin biosynthetic process