comment "Definiton: An interaction where a macromolecule is polymerized from a
Rationale: This is an abstraction over multiple (not explicitly stated) biochemical
reactions. The ubiquitous molecules (NTP and amino acids) consumed are also usually
omitted. Template reaction is non-stoichiometric, does not obey law of
mass conservation and temporally non-atomic. It, however, provides a
mechanism to capture processes that are central to all living organisms.
Usage: Regulation of TemplateReaction, e.g. via a transcription factor can be
captured using TemplateReactionRegulation. TemplateReaction can also be
indirect for example, it is not necessary to represent intermediary mRNA
for describing expression of a protein. It was decided to not subclass
TemplateReaction to subtypes such as transcription of translation for the
sake of simplicity. If needed these subclasses can be added in the
Examples: Transcription, translation, replication, reverse transcription. E.g.
DNA to RNA is transcription, RNA to protein is translation and DNA to
protein is protein expression from DNA." (string)