melanin biosynthetic process

id: GO:0042438
name: melanin biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom.

Child Functions

GO:0006583melanin biosynthetic process from tyrosine
GO:0075043maintenance of turgor in appressorium by melanization

Parent Functions

GO:0006582melanin metabolic process
GO:0044249cellular biosynthetic process
GO:0046148pigment biosynthetic process