Term Information

Accession
GO:0046199
Name
cresol catabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
cresol breakdown, cresol catabolism, cresol degradation
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of cresol, a mixture of the aromatic alcohol isoforms o-, p-, and m-cresol, which is obtained from coal tar or petroleum. The isomers are used as disinfectants, textile scouring agents, surfactants and as intermediates in the manufacture of salicylaldehyde, coumarin, and herbicides as well as being a major component of creosote. Source: GOC:ai
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0046199 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of cresol catabolic process (GO:0046199)
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cresol catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  cresol metabolic process (GO:0042212)
cresol catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  xenobiotic catabolic process (GO:0042178)
cresol catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  antibiotic catabolic process (GO:0017001)
cresol catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  phenol-containing compound catabolic process (GO:0019336)
cresol catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  toluene-containing compound catabolic process (GO:0072491)
Children of cresol catabolic process (GO:0046199)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
m-cresol catabolic process (GO:0042213) [is_a relation] is_a  cresol catabolic process
p-cresol catabolic process (GO:1901785) [is_a relation] is_a  cresol catabolic process
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