Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0042546 - cell wall biogenesis

Definition: A cellular process that results in the biosynthesis of constituent macromolecules, assembly, and arrangement of constituent parts of a cell wall. Includes biosynthesis of constituent macromolecules, such as proteins and polysaccharides, and those macromolecular modifications that are involved in synthesis or assembly of the cellular component. A cell wall is the rigid or semi-rigid envelope lying outside the cell membrane of plant, fungal and most prokaryotic cells, maintaining their shape and protecting them from osmotic lysis.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044085 - cellular component biogenesis,
GO:0071554 - cell wall organization or biogenesis

Child Classes:
GO:0009273 - peptidoglycan-based cell wall biogenesis (10)

GO:0044038 - cell wall macromolecule biosynthetic process (49)

Unification Links: GO:0042546

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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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