Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0009313 - oligosaccharide catabolic process

Synonyms: oligosaccharide breakdown, oligosaccharide catabolism, oligosaccharide degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of oligosaccharides, molecules with between two and (about) 20 monosaccharide residues connected by glycosidic linkages.

Parent Classes:
GO:0009311 - oligosaccharide metabolic process,
GO:0044724 - single-organism carbohydrate catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0046352 - disaccharide catabolic process (8),
GO:0051692 - cellular oligosaccharide catabolic process (2)

Unification Links: GO:0009313

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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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