glycerol catabolic process

id: GO:0019563
name: glycerol catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of glycerol, 1,2,3-propanetriol, a sweet, hygroscopic, viscous liquid, widely distributed in nature as a constituent of many lipids.

Child Functions

GO:0019564aerobic glycerol catabolic process
GO:0019588anaerobic glycerol catabolic process
GO:0046168glycerol-3-phosphate catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006071glycerol metabolic process
GO:0019405alditol catabolic process