phenanthrene metabolic process

id: GO:0018955
name: phenanthrene metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving phenanthrene, a tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon used in explosives and in the synthesis of dyes and drugs. Although phenanthrene is not mutagenic or carcinogenic, it has been shown to be toxic to marine diatoms, gastropods, mussels, crustaceans, and fish.

Child Functions

GO:0042216phenanthrene catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042537benzene-containing compound metabolic process