OBO ID: GO:0046150
Term Name: melanin catabolic process Search Ontology:
  • melanin breakdown
  • melanin catabolism
  • melanin degradation
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom. 0198506732
Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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