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Term:saponin biosynthetic process
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Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of saponins, glycosides of plants in which the aglycan (sapogenin) group is a terpene or steroid and the sugar group is a glucose, a galactose, a pentose, a methylpentose or an oligosaccharide. Saponins are powerful surfactant agents and membrane active; they are, hence, toxic to animals on injection.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: saponin anabolism;   saponin biosynthesis;   saponin formation;   saponin synthesis

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  biological_process 18605
    metabolic process 11952
      organic substance metabolic process 11461
        carbohydrate derivative metabolic process 1099
          glycosyl compound metabolic process 106
            glycoside metabolic process 26
              saponin metabolic process 0
                saponin biosynthetic process 0
                  ergosteryl 3-beta-D-glucoside biosynthetic process 0
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