chlorophyll catabolic process

id: GO:0015996
name: chlorophyll catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of chlorophyll, any compound of magnesium complexed in a porphyrin (tetrapyrrole) ring and which functions as a photosynthetic pigment, into less complex products.

Child Functions

GO:0030495bacteriochlorophyll catabolic process
GO:0033310chlorophyll a catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006787porphyrin-containing compound catabolic process
GO:0015994chlorophyll metabolic process
GO:0046149pigment catabolic process