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Term:siderophore catabolic process
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Definition: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.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: siderophore breakdown;   siderophore catabolism;   siderophore degradation
 narrow_synonym: siderochrome catabolism

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  biological_process 20017
    metabolic process 12256
      secondary metabolic process 61
        siderophore metabolic process 1
          siderophore catabolic process 0
            achromobactin catabolic process 0
            chrysobactin catabolic process 0
            enterobactin catabolic process 0
            pyochelin catabolic process 0
            pyoverdine catabolic process 0
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