Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0046294 - formaldehyde catabolic process

Synonyms: formaldehyde breakdown, formaldehyde catabolism, formaldehyde degradation, methanal catabolic process, methanal catabolism

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of formaldehyde (methanal, H2C=O), the simplest aldehyde.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044282 - small molecule catabolic process,
GO:0046185 - aldehyde catabolic process,
GO:0046292 - formaldehyde metabolic process

Term Members:
S-formylglutathione hydrolase (frmB),

Unification Links: GO:0046294

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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