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ready Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes


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KEGG is a database resource for understanding high-level functions and utilities of the biological system, such as the cell, the organism and the ecosystem, from molecular-level information, especially large-scale molecular datasets generated by genome sequencing and other high-throughput experimental technologies.


Countries that developed this resource Japan

Created in 1995

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How to cite this record KEGG; Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes; DOI:; Last edited: April 23, 2020, 1:55 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 25 2021 11:52 a.m.

Record added: Feb. 16, 2015, 12:21 p.m.
Record updated: April 22, 2020, 4:26 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Using the KEGG database resource

Tanabe M, Kanehisa M.
Curr Protoc Bioinformatics 2012

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Data, information, knowledge and principle: back to metabolism in KEGG

Kanehisa M, Goto S, Sato Y, Kawashima M, Furumichi M, Tanabe M.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2014

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KEGG for integration and interpretation of large-scale molecular data sets

Kanehisa M1, Goto S, Sato Y, Furumichi M, Tanabe M
Nucleic Acid Res 2012

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