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This is the development version of biodbKegg; for the stable release version, see biodbKegg.

biodbKegg, a library for connecting to the KEGG Database

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

The biodbKegg library is an extension of the biodb framework package that provides access to the KEGG databases Compound, Enzyme, Genes, Module, Orthology and Reaction. It allows to retrieve entries by their accession numbers. Web services like "find", "list" and "findExactMass" are also available. Some functions for navigating along the pathways have also been implemented.

Author: Pierrick Roger [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Pierrick Roger <pierrick.roger at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("biodbKegg")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))

# The following initializes usage of Bioc devel


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Introduction to the biodbKegg package. HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, KEGG, Pathways, Software
Version 1.11.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.14 (R-4.1) (2.5 years)
License AGPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.1)
Imports R6, biodb(>= 1.4.2), chk, lifecycle
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