Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0009446 - putrescine biosynthetic process

Synonyms: putrescine anabolism, putrescine biosynthesis, putrescine formation, putrescine synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of putrescine, 1,4-diaminobutane; putrescine can be synthesized from arginine or ornithine and is the metabolic precursor of spermidine and spermine.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006596 - polyamine biosynthetic process,
GO:0009445 - putrescine metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0033387 - putrescine biosynthetic process from ornithine (2),
GO:0033388 - putrescine biosynthetic process from arginine (2)

Term Members:

Unification Links: GO:0009446

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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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