- Term Label: RNA biosynthetic process
- Term Accession: 0032774
- Term IRI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0032774
- Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of RNA, ribonucleic acid, one of the two main type of nucleic acid, consisting of a long, unbranched macromolecule formed from ribonucleotides joined in 3',5'-phosphodiester linkage. Includes polymerization of ribonucleotide monomers. Refers not only to transcription but also to e.g. viral RNA replication.
RNA biosynthesis; RNA formation; RNA anabolism; RNA synthesis
comment: Note that, in some cases, viral RNA replication and viral transcription from RNA actually refer to the same process, but may be called differently depending on the focus of a specific research study.