siderophore catabolic process

id: GO:0046215
name: siderophore catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of siderophores, low molecular weight Fe(III)-chelating substances made by aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria, especially when growing under iron deficient conditions. The complexes of Fe(3+)-siderophores have very high stability constants and are taken up by specific transport systems by microorganisms; the subsequent release of iron requires enzymatic action.

Child Functions

GO:0002050pyoverdine catabolic process
GO:0042859chrysobactin catabolic process
GO:0042862achromobactin catabolic process
GO:0042865pyochelin catabolic process
GO:0046214enterobactin catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0009237siderophore metabolic process
GO:0051187cofactor catabolic process