biological process


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biological process

A sequence of biological tasks accomplished via one or more ordered assemblies of molecular functions, which generally involve transformation—i.e., A and B enter and C and D come out.

Examples
Cell growth and maintenance, signal transduction, pyrimidine metabolism, cAMP biosynthesis.
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For example, the issues of order public and morality in Europe mean that the European Patent Office (EPO) must assess whether an invention is contrary to morality before granting a patent, nor can the EPO grant patents for new plant or animal "varieties" or for an essentially biological process for the production of plants or animals.