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A growing repository of the vast array of databases and online tools in the field of biology and its sub-disciplines. Includes extended descriptions of each resource and links to tutorials.

Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomics

The Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomics (KEGG) is a massive database of genetic information from a vast array of organisms covering members of Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Proista, Archaea, and Bacteria. The site contains information on biochemical pathways, gene orthologs between species, gene products, species proteomics, small molecule compounds, enzymes, post-translational modification, human disease, and drugs. 


Operating Institution: Kanehisa Laboratories

Supporting Institution(s): National Bioscience Database Center, Institute for Chemical Research - Kyoto University 


Overview of KEGG

How to search KEGG

List of color codes used in KEGG





Created: 5/7/2019

Reviewed: 5/19/2019

Revised: 5/19/2019