thymine catabolic process

id: GO:0006210
name: thymine catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of thymine, 5-methyluracil, one of the two major pyrimidine bases present (as thymidine) in DNA but not found in RNA other than (as ribothymidine) in transfer RNA, where it is a minor base.

Parent Functions

GO:0006208pyrimidine base catabolic process
GO:0019859thymine metabolic process