fluorene catabolic process

id: GO:0019429
name: fluorene catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of fluorene, a tricyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon containing a five-membered ring. It is a major component of fossil fuels and their derivatives and is also a by-product of coal-conversion and energy-related industries. It is commonly found in vehicle exhaust emissions, crude oils, motor oils, coal and oil combustion products, waste incineration, and industrial effluents.

Parent Functions

GO:0018917fluorene metabolic process
GO:0019439aromatic compound catabolic process
GO:0042178xenobiotic catabolic process