response to singlet oxygen

id: GO:0000304
name: response to singlet oxygen
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Any process that results in a change in state or activity of a cell or an organism (in terms of movement, secretion, enzyme production, gene expression, etc.) as a result of a singlet oxygen stimulus. Singlet oxygen is a dioxygen (O2) molecule in which two 2p electrons have similar spin. Singlet oxygen is more highly reactive than the form in which these electrons are of opposite spin, and it is produced in mutant chloroplasts lacking carotenoids and by leukocytes during metabolic burst.

Child Functions

GO:0071452cellular response to singlet oxygen

Parent Functions

GO:0000302response to reactive oxygen species