secondary metabolic process

id: GO:0019748
name: secondary metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in many of the chemical changes of compounds that are not necessarily required for growth and maintenance of cells, and are often unique to a taxon. In multicellular organisms secondary metabolism is generally carried out in specific cell types, and may be useful for the organism as a whole. In unicellular organisms, secondary metabolism is often used for the production of antibiotics or for the utilization and acquisition of unusual nutrients.

Child Functions

GO:0006582melanin metabolic process
GO:0009404toxin metabolic process
GO:0009698phenylpropanoid metabolic process
GO:0019757glycosinolate metabolic process
GO:0042341cyanogenic glycoside metabolic process
GO:0042810pheromone metabolic process
GO:0046158ocellus pigment metabolic process
GO:0046217indole phytoalexin metabolic process
GO:0046937phytochelatin metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0008152metabolic process