biphenyl catabolic process
name: biphenyl catabolic process
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).
|GO:0018879||biphenyl metabolic process|
|GO:0042178||xenobiotic catabolic process|