benzoate catabolic process

id: GO:0043639
name: benzoate catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of benzoate, the anion of benzoic acid (benzenecarboxylic acid), a fungistatic compound widely used as a food preservative; it is conjugated to glycine in the liver and excreted as hippuric acid.

Child Functions

GO:0010128benzoate catabolic process via CoA ligation
GO:0043640benzoate catabolic process via hydroxylation

Parent Functions

GO:0018874benzoate metabolic process
GO:0072329monocarboxylic acid catabolic process