galactose metabolic process

id: GO:0006012
name: galactose metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

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.

Child Functions

GO:0019388galactose catabolic process
GO:0046369galactose biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0019318hexose metabolic process