biphenyl metabolic process

id: GO:0018879
name: biphenyl metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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).

Child Functions

GO:00188804-chlorobiphenyl metabolic process
GO:0070980biphenyl catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042537benzene-containing compound metabolic process