Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0046292 - formaldehyde metabolic process

Synonyms: formaldehyde metabolism, methanal metabolic process, methanal metabolism

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving formaldehyde (methanal, H2C=O), a colorless liquid or gas with a pungent odor, commonly used as a fixative or an antibacterial agent.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006081 - cellular aldehyde metabolic process ,
GO:0044281 - small molecule metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0046294 - formaldehyde catabolic process (3)

Term Members:
S-formylglutathione hydrolase (frmB)

Unification Links: GO:0046292

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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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