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.
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)
adenylate kinase (adk)
Unification Links: GO:0032774
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