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MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0032774 - RNA biosynthetic process

Synonyms: RNA anabolism, RNA biosynthesis, RNA formation, RNA synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of RNA, ribonucleic acid, one of the two main type of nucleic acid, consisting of a long, unbranched macromolecule formed from ribonucleotides joined in 3',5'-phosphodiester linkage. Includes polymerization of ribonucleotide monomers. Refers not only to transcription but also to e.g. viral RNA replication.

Summary:
Note that, in some cases, viral RNA replication and viral transcription from RNA actually refer to the same process, but may be called differently depending on the focus of a specific research study.

Parent Classes:
GO:0009059 - macromolecule biosynthetic process ,
GO:0016070 - RNA metabolic process ,
GO:0034654 - nucleobase-containing compound biosynthetic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006269 - DNA replication, synthesis of RNA primer (6) ,
GO:0006352 - DNA-templated transcription, initiation (7) ,
GO:0006353 - DNA-templated transcription, termination (2) ,
GO:0097056 - selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec) biosynthetic process (2) ,
GO:0097659 - nucleic acid-templated transcription (45)

Term Members:
adenylate kinase (adk)

Unification Links: GO:0032774


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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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