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Term Information

Accession
GO:0006032
Name
chitin catabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine catabolic process, beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine catabolism, chitin breakdown, chitin catabolism, chitin degradation
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of chitin, a linear polysaccharide consisting of beta-(1->4)-linked N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues. Source: ISBN:0198506732, GOC:jl
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006032 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of chitin catabolic process (GO:0006032)
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chitin catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  glucosamine-containing compound catabolic process (GO:1901072)
chitin catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  aminoglycan catabolic process (GO:0006026)
chitin catabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  chitin metabolic process (GO:0006030)
Children of chitin catabolic process (GO:0006032)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
cuticle chitin catabolic process (GO:0006036) [is_a relation] is_a  chitin catabolic process
cell wall chitin catabolic process (GO:0006039) [is_a relation] is_a  chitin catabolic process
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