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Keyword - Alginate biosynthesis (KW-0016)

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of alginate. Alginate is an exopolysaccharide in the cell walls of brown algae and in the capsular material of certain strains of Pseudomonas and Azotobacter, in which it provides a protective barrier against host immune defenses and antibiotics.

Synonyms

  • Alginate anabolism
  • Alginate formation
  • Alginate synthesis
  • Alginic acid anabolism
  • Alginic acid biosynthesis
  • Alginic acid formation
  • Alginic acid synthesis

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

alginic acid biosynthetic process [ GO:0042121 ]

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Alginate biosynthesisBiological process
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