OBO ID: GO:0042952
Term Name: beta-ketoadipate pathway Search Ontology:
  • ortho-cleavage pathway
Definition: A pathway of aromatic compound degradation by ortho-cleavage; one branch converts protocatechuate, derived from phenolic compounds, to beta-ketoadipate, and the other branch converts catechol, generated from various aromatic hydrocarbons, amino aromatics, and lignin monomers, also to beta-ketoadipate. Two additional steps accomplish the conversion of beta-ketoadipate to tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates. 8905091
Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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