Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0046655 - folic acid metabolic process

Synonyms: folate metabolic process, folate metabolism, folic acid metabolism, vitamin B9 metabolic process, vitamin B9 metabolism, vitamin M metabolic process, vitamin M metabolism

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid. Folic acid is widely distributed as a member of the vitamin B complex and is essential for the synthesis of purine and pyrimidines.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006760 - folic acid-containing compound metabolic process ,
GO:0006767 - water-soluble vitamin metabolic process ,
GO:0043648 - dicarboxylic acid metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0046656 - folic acid biosynthetic process (10) ,
GO:0046657 - folic acid catabolic process (2)

Unification Links: GO:0046655

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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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