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galactose metabolic process (GO:0006012)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
allose metabolic process +  
fructose metabolic process +   
fucose metabolic process +   
galactose metabolic process +   
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.
glucose metabolic process +   
hexose biosynthetic process +   
hexose catabolic process +   
mannose metabolic process +   
rhamnose metabolic process +  
sorbose metabolic process +  

Exact Synonyms: galactose metabolism
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Galactose
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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