Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006308 - DNA catabolic process

Synonyms: DNA breakdown, DNA catabolism, DNA degradation

Definition: The cellular DNA metabolic process resulting in the breakdown of DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, one of the two main types of nucleic acid, consisting of a long unbranched macromolecule formed from one or two strands of linked deoxyribonucleotides, the 3'-phosphate group of each constituent deoxyribonucleotide being joined in 3',5'-phosphodiester linkage to the 5'-hydroxyl group of the deoxyribose moiety of the next one.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044265 - cellular macromolecule catabolic process,
GO:0034655 - nucleobase-containing compound catabolic process,
GO:0006259 - DNA metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0000737 - DNA catabolic process, endonucleolytic (1),
GO:0000738 - DNA catabolic process, exonucleolytic (4)

Term Members:
exonuclease VII, small subunit (xseB),
DNA-specific endonuclease I (endA),
predicted DNase (yjjV),
ssDNA/RNA exonuclease, 3' → 5' specific (tatD),
predicted metallodependent hydrolase (ycfH),
exonuclease VII, large subunit (xseA),
exonuclease I, 3' --> 5' specific; deoxyribophosphodiesterase (sbcB),
MrcB subunit of 5-methylcytosine restriction system (mcrB)

Unification Links: GO:0006308

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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