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.

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:0034654 - nucleobase-containing compound biosynthetic process,
GO:0009059 - macromolecule biosynthetic process,
GO:0016070 - RNA metabolic 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 (46)

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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