DNA catabolic process

id: GO:0006308
name: DNA catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The cellular DNA metabolic process resulting in the breakdown of DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, one of the two main types of nucleic acid, consisting of a long unbranched macromolecule formed from one or two strands of linked deoxyribonucleotides, the 3'-phosphate group of each constituent deoxyribonucleotide being joined in 3',5'-phosphodiester linkage to the 5'-hydroxyl group of the deoxyribose moiety of the next one.

Child Functions

GO:0000718nucleotide-excision repair, DNA damage removal
GO:0000737DNA catabolic process, endonucleolytic
GO:0000738DNA catabolic process, exonucleolytic
GO:0006285base-excision repair, AP site formation
GO:0006286base-excision repair, base-free sugar-phosphate removal
GO:0032043mitochondrial DNA catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006259DNA metabolic process
GO:0044265cellular macromolecule catabolic process