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Term:
starch metabolic process (GO:0005982)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
alpha-glucan metabolic process +  
beta-glucan metabolic process +  
glucan biosynthetic process +   
glucosylglycerol metabolic process +  
glycogen metabolic process +   
pullulan metabolic process +  
starch metabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways involving starch, the most important reserve polysaccharide in plants. It is a glucan consisting of two components, amylose and amylopectin, which are both glucose homopolymers. Starch is synthesized as a temporary storage form of carbon and can be catabolized to produce sucrose.
xyloglucan metabolic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: starch metabolism
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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