OBO ID: GO:0046232
Term Name: carbazole catabolic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • carbazole breakdown
  • carbazole catabolism
  • carbazole degradation
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of carbazole, a heterocyclic aromatic compound containing a dibenzopyrrole system that is produced during coal gasification and is present in cigarette smoke. Coal tar produced at high temperature contains an average of 1.5% carbazole. It is used widely in synthesis of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and plastics and is a suspected carcinogen.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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