OBO ID: GO:0046215
Term Name: siderophore catabolic process Search Ontology:
  • siderochrome catabolism
  • siderophore breakdown
  • siderophore catabolism
  • siderophore degradation
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of siderophores, low molecular weight Fe(III)-chelating substances made by aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria, especially when growing under iron deficient conditions. The complexes of Fe(3+)-siderophores have very high stability constants and are taken up by specific transport systems by microorganisms; the subsequent release of iron requires enzymatic action.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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