OBO ID: GO:0043639
Term Name: benzoate catabolic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • benzoate breakdown
  • benzoate catabolism
  • benzoate degradation
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of benzoate, the anion of benzoic acid (benzenecarboxylic acid), a fungistatic compound widely used as a food preservative; it is conjugated to glycine in the liver and excreted as hippuric acid.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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