Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0019242 - methylglyoxal biosynthetic process

Synonyms: methylglyoxal anabolism, methylglyoxal biosynthesis, methylglyoxal formation, methylglyoxal synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of methylglyoxal, CH3-CO-CHO, the aldehyde of pyruvic acid.

Parent Classes:
GO:0009438 - methylglyoxal metabolic process ,
GO:0042181 - ketone biosynthetic process ,
GO:0046184 - aldehyde biosynthetic process

Term Members:
methylglyoxal synthase (mgsA)

Unification Links: GO:0019242

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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