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Term:
chitin catabolic process (GO:0006032)
Annotations: Rat: (6) Mouse: (9) Human: (6) Chinchilla: (2) Bonobo: (4) Dog: (4) Squirrel: (3) Pig: (7)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cell wall chitin metabolic process +  
chitin biosynthetic process +  
chitin catabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of chitin, a linear polysaccharide consisting of beta-(1->4)-linked N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues.
cuticle chitin metabolic process +  
glucosamine catabolic process  
glycosaminoglycan catabolic process +   
N-acetylglucosamine catabolic process  
poly-N-acetyllactosamine catabolic process 
regulation of chitin metabolic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine catabolic process ;   beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine catabolism ;   chitin breakdown ;   chitin catabolism ;   chitin degradation
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, ISBN:0198506732

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