cytosine catabolic process

id: GO:0006209
name: cytosine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of cytosine, 4-amino-2-hydroxypyrimidine, a pyrimidine derivative that is one of the five main bases found in nucleic acids; it occurs widely in cytidine derivatives.

Parent Functions

GO:0006208pyrimidine base catabolic process
GO:0019858cytosine metabolic process