cytosine biosynthetic process

id: GO:0046089
name: cytosine biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of cytosine, 4-amino-2-hydroxypyrimidine, a pyrimidine derivative that is one of the five main bases found in nucleic acids; it occurs widely in cytidine derivatives.

Parent Functions

GO:0019856pyrimidine base biosynthetic process
GO:0019858cytosine metabolic process