MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0016052 - carbohydrate catabolic process

Synonyms: GO:0006095, carbohydrate breakdown, carbohydrate catabolism, carbohydrate degradation, catabolic carbohydrate metabolic process, catabolic carbohydrate metabolism

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of carbohydrates, any of a group of organic compounds based of the general formula Cx(H2O)y.

Parent Classes:
GO:0005975 - carbohydrate metabolic process,
GO:1901575 - organic substance catabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0000272 - polysaccharide catabolic process (12),
GO:0044275 - cellular carbohydrate catabolic process (50),
GO:0044724 - single-organism carbohydrate catabolic process (150)

GO:0043470 - regulation of carbohydrate catabolic process (2)

Term Members:
L-ribulokinase monomer (araB),
deoxyribose-phosphate aldolase (deoC),
3-keto-L-gulonate 6-phosphate decarboxylase (sgbH),

Unification Links: GO:0016052

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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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