galactose metabolic process
name: galactose metabolic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving galactose, the aldohexose galacto-hexose. D-galactose is widely distributed in combined form in plants, animals and microorganisms as a constituent of oligo- and polysaccharides; it also occurs in galactolipids and as its glucoside in lactose and melibiose.
|GO:0019388||galactose catabolic process|
|GO:0046369||galactose biosynthetic process|
|GO:0019318||hexose metabolic process|