name: histone catabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of a histone protein by individual cells." [GOC:krc]
comment: This term was created even though it describes a process relating to a group of gene products, because histones are highly conserved proteins that are essential components of cellular chromatin in eukaryotic cells.
synonym: "histone protein catabolic process" EXACT [GOC:bf, GOC:jl]
is_a: GO:0030163 ! protein catabolic process
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