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Term:
hemicellulose metabolic process (GO:0010410)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cell wall (1->3)-alpha-glucan metabolic process +  
cell wall beta-glucan metabolic process +  
cell wall polysaccharide biosynthetic process +  
fungal-type cell wall polysaccharide metabolic process +  
hemicellulose metabolic process +  
The chemical reactions and pathways involving hemicelluloses, plant cell wall polysaccharides that have a backbone of 1,4-linked beta-D-pyranosyl residues in which O4 is in the equatorial orientation. Many different hemicelluloses usually occur intermixed with each molecular type representing different degrees of polymerization and contain many different sugar monomers, which can include glucose, xylose, mannose, galactose, and arabinose. Hemicelluloses also contain most of the D-pentose sugars and occasionally small amounts of L-sugars as well. Xylose is always the sugar monomer present in the largest amount, but mannuronic acid and galacturonic acid also tend to be present.
mannan metabolic process +  
rhamnogalacturonan I metabolic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: hemicellulose metabolism
Definition Sources: GOC:tair_curators

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