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unsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic process (GO:0006636)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
alpha-linolenic acid metabolic process  
arachidonic acid metabolic process +   
butyryl-CoA biosynthetic process +  
fatty acid elongation +   
hepoxilin metabolic process +   
leukotriene A4 metabolic process +   
leukotriene B4 metabolic process +   
linoleic acid metabolic process  
lipoate biosynthetic process  
lipoxin metabolic process +   
long-chain fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
medium-chain fatty acid biosynthetic process  
methionine catabolic process to 3-methylthiopropanoate 
methyl-branched fatty acid biosynthetic process +  
monounsaturated fatty acid metabolic process +   
mycolic acid biosynthetic process 
negative regulation of fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
oxylipin biosynthetic process +   
positive regulation of fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
prostanoid metabolic process +   
regulation of fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
short-chain fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
unsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of an unsaturated fatty acid, any fatty acid containing one or more double bonds between carbon atoms.
very long-chain fatty acid biosynthetic process  

Exact Synonyms: unsaturated fatty acid anabolism ;   unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis ;   unsaturated fatty acid formation ;   unsaturated fatty acid synthesis
Narrow Synonyms: polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis
Related Synonyms: fatty acid desaturation
Xrefs: MetaCyc:PWY-762 ;   MetaCyc:PWY-782
Definition Sources: GOC:mah, MetaCyc:PWY-762, MetaCyc:PWY-782

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