Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006401 - RNA catabolic process

Synonyms: RNA breakdown, RNA catabolism, RNA degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of RNA, ribonucleic acid, one of the two main type of nucleic acid, consisting of a long, unbranched macromolecule formed from ribonucleotides joined in 3',5'-phosphodiester linkage.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044265 - cellular macromolecule catabolic process,
GO:0034655 - nucleobase-containing compound catabolic process,
GO:0016070 - RNA metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006402 - mRNA catabolic process (15),
GO:0034661 - ncRNA catabolic process (6),
GO:0043137 - DNA replication, removal of RNA primer (2)

Term Members:
ribonuclease II (rnb),
RNAse HII, degrades RNA of DNA-RNA hybrids (rnhB),
RNase HI, degrades RNA of DNA-RNA hybrids, participates in DNA replication (rnhA),
toxin of the YoeB-YefM toxin-antitoxin pair,
RNase I, cleaves phosphodiester bond between any two nucleotides,
DeaD, DEAD-box RNA helicase,
oligoribonuclease monomer (orn),
ribonuclease E inhibitor protein (rraA),
RNase E (rne)

Unification Links: GO:0006401

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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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