Defines functional units. KEGG MODULE provides a collection of manually defined functional units identified by the M numbers and used for annotation and biological interpretation of sequenced genomes. There are four types of KEGG modules: (i) pathway modules, (ii) structural complexes, (iii) functional sets and (iv) signature modules. Modules are associated with graphical diagrams called module maps.
Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Life Science Solutions Department, Fujitsu Kyushu Systems Ltd., Fukuoka, Japan
KEGG MODULE funding source(s)
Supported by Japan Science and Technology Agency (KEGG project, partial); Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University (computational resource).