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Keyword - Chitin degradation (KW-0146)

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Definition

Protein involved in the breakdown of chitin, a linear polysaccharide consisting of (1->4)-beta-linked D-glucosamine residues, most of which are N-acetylated.

Synonyms

  • Chitin breakdown
  • Chitin catabolic process
  • Chitin catabolism

Category

Biological process

GOi

chitin catabolic process [ GO:0006032 ]

Graphical

Polysaccharide degradationChitin degradationCarbohydrate metabolismBiological process