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The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of methane, a colorless, odorless, flammable gas with the formula CH4. It is the simplest of the alkanes. The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of 2-nitropropane, a clear, colorless liquid with a mild, fruity odor. The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of substances, including the breakdown of carbon compounds with the liberation of energy for use by the cell or organism. The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of substances, carried out by individual cells. The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of an alkane, any acyclic branched or unbranched hydrocarbon having the general formula CnH2n+2. The chemical reactions and pathways involving an alkane, any acyclic branched or unbranched hydrocarbon having the general formula CnH2n+2, as carried out by individual cells. The chemical reactions and pathways by which individual cells transform chemical substances.

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GO TERM SUMMARY

Name: alkane catabolic process
Acc: GO:0043448
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of an alkane, any acyclic branched or unbranched hydrocarbon having the general formula CnH2n+2.
Synonyms:
  • alkane degradation
  • alkane catabolism
  • alkane breakdown
Proteins in PDR annotated with:
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   Term or descendants: 0


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INTERACTIVE GO GRAPH

GO:0043448 - alkane catabolic process (interactive image map)

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