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Term:carbon utilization
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Accession:GO:0015976 term browser browse the term
Definition:A series of processes that forms an integrated mechanism by which a cell or an organism detects the depletion of primary carbon sources and then activates genes to scavenge the last traces of the primary carbon source and to transport and metabolize alternative carbon sources such as carbon dioxide or carbonic acid. The utilization process begins when the cell or organism detects carbon levels, includes the activation of genes whose products detect, transport or metabolize carbon-containing substances, and ends when carbon is incorporated into the cell or organism's metabolism.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: carbon utilization by utilization of organic compounds;   heterotrophy
 alt_id: GO:0015978
 xref: Wikipedia:Heterotroph

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  biological_process 15022
    response to stimulus 8054
      response to external stimulus 2620
        response to extracellular stimulus 720
          response to nutrient levels 690
            carbon utilization 0
              regulation of carbon utilization 0
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