Term Information

Accession
GO:0070980
Name
biphenyl catabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
biphenyl breakdown, biphenyl catabolism, biphenyl degradation
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of biphenyl, a toxic aromatic hydrocarbon used as a heat transfer agent, as a fungistat in packaging citrus fruits and in plant disease control. Biphenyl can be chlorinated with 1-10 chlorine molecules to form polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Source: PMID:16310831, PMID:16339959, CHEBI:17097, UniPathway:UPA00155
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History
See term history for GO:0070980 at QuickGO
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Parents of biphenyl catabolic process (GO:0070980)
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biphenyl catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  xenobiotic catabolic process (GO:0042178)
biphenyl catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  aromatic compound catabolic process (GO:0019439)
biphenyl catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  antibiotic catabolic process (GO:0017001)
biphenyl catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  organic cyclic compound catabolic process (GO:1901361)
biphenyl catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  biphenyl metabolic process (GO:0018879)

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