macrolide biosynthetic process

id: GO:0033068
name: macrolide biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways leading to the formation of macrolides, any of a large group of polyketide compounds that contain a large lactone ring with few or no double bonds and no nitrogen atoms, linked glycosidically to one or more sugar groups. The macrolides include the carbomycins, the erythromycins, oleandomycin, oligomycins, and the spiramycins, and act as antibiotics, mainly against Gram-positive bacteria.

Parent Functions

GO:0017000antibiotic biosynthetic process
GO:0018130heterocycle biosynthetic process
GO:0030639polyketide biosynthetic process
GO:0033067macrolide metabolic process