biphenyl catabolic process

id: GO:0070980
name: biphenyl catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of biphenyl, a toxic aromatic hydrocarbon used as a heat transfer agent, as a fungistat in packaging citrus fruits and in plant disease control. Biphenyl can be chlorinated with 1-10 chlorine molecules to form polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Parent Functions

GO:0018879biphenyl metabolic process
GO:0042178xenobiotic catabolic process