MetaCyc Class: Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation

Synonyms: Assimilation, Utilization

This class contains pathways by which various organisms degrade substrates to serve as sources of nutrients and energy, utilize exogenous sources of essential metabolites, or assimilate certain sources of essential bioelements.

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Child Classes:
Alcohols Degradation (20),
Aldehyde Degradation (11),
Amines and Polyamines Degradation (61),
Amino Acids Degradation (115),
Aromatic Compounds Degradation (198),
C1 Compounds Utilization and Assimilation (31),
Carbohydrates Degradation (115),
Carboxylates Degradation (66),
Chlorinated Compounds Degradation (42),
Cofactors, Prosthetic Groups, Electron Carriers Degradation (6),
Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation - Other (31),
Fatty Acid and Lipids Degradation (35),
Hormones Degradation (27),
Inorganic Nutrients Metabolism (123),
Nucleosides and Nucleotides Degradation (37),
Polymeric Compounds Degradation (46),
Protein Degradation (1),
Secondary Metabolites Degradation (110),
Steroids Degradation (8)

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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