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MetaCyc Pathways Class: Secondary Metabolites Biosynthesis

This class contains pathways for the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that are not directly involved in growth, development and reproduction of an organism. Unlike primary metabolites, which are essential for life, the absence of secondary metabolites has less dramatic effect on an organism. Examples for secondary metabolites includes plant chemical defenses against herbivory and antibiotics. The phylogenetic distribution of secondary metabolites is often limited to a narrow set of taxa.

Parent Classes:

Child Classes:
Alcohols Biosynthesis (6),
Antibiotic Biosynthesis (97),
Autoinducer Biosynthesis (4),
Ergothioneine Biosynthesis (2),
Fatty Acid Derivatives Biosynthesis (7),
Insecticides Biosynthesis (1),
Nitrogen-Containing Secondary Compounds Biosynthesis (102),
Phenylpropanoid Derivatives Biosynthesis (214),
Phytoalexins Biosynthesis (34),
Polyketides Biosynthesis (29),
Sugar Derivatives Biosynthesis (22),
Sulfur-Containing Secondary Compounds Biosynthesis (9),
Terpenoids Biosynthesis (180),
Terpenophenolics Biosynthesis (6),
Xanthones Biosynthesis (4)

β myrcene degradation,
(-)-microperfuranone biosynthesis,
(1'S,5'S)-averufin biosynthesis,
1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene biosynthesis,
2-amino-3-hydroxycyclopent-2-enone biosynthesis,
2-aminoethylphosphonate biosynthesis,
2-heptyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone biosynthesis,
2-methylketone biosynthesis,
3,5-dimethoxytoluene biosynthesis,
3-amino-5-hydroxybenzoate biosynthesis,
3-hydroxy-4-methyl-anthranilate biosynthesis,
4-hydroxy-2(1H)-quinolone biosynthesis,
6-gingerol analog biosynthesis,
N-methylanthraniloyl-β-D-glucopyranose biosynthesis,
acetaldehyde biosynthesis II,
aflatoxins B1 and G1 biosynthesis,
aflatoxins B2 and G2 biosynthesis,
aflatrem biosynthesis,
anditomin biosynthesis,
diacylglyceryl-N,N,N-trimethylhomoserine biosynthesis,
DIBOA-glucoside biosynthesis,
DIMBOA-glucoside biosynthesis,
dTDP-D-forosamine biosynthesis,
fluoroacetate and fluorothreonine biosynthesis,
furaneol biosynthesis,
gliotoxin biosynthesis,
gliotoxin inactivation,
grixazone biosynthesis,
hypoglycin biosynthesis,
indican biosynthesis,
indigo biosynthesis,
lyngbyatoxin biosynthesis,
mannojirimycin biosynthesis,
methylthiolincosamide biosynthesis,
mycocyclosin biosynthesis,
oxalate biosynthesis,
paspaline biosynthesis,
patulin biosynthesis,
paxilline and diprenylpaxilline biosynthesis,
phenylethanol glycoconjugate biosynthesis,
phenylethyl acetate biosynthesis,
preQ0 biosynthesis,
pulcherrimin biosynthesis,
pyrethrin I biosynthesis,
pyrrolnitrin biosynthesis,
rhamnolipid biosynthesis,
salidroside biosynthesis,
sterigmatocystin biosynthesis,
stipitatate biosynthesis,
superpathway of aflatoxin biosynthesis,
superpathway of benzoxazinoid glucosides biosynthesis,
superpathway of quinolone and alkylquinolone biosynthesis,
tuberculosinol biosynthesis,
versicolorin B biosynthesis,
violacein biosynthesis

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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