Java Applets for Handling Genome Maps in KEGG

Kazushige Sato (
Toyoko Katsurada (
Tomomi Kamiya (
Mayuko Egoshi (
Minoru Kanehisa (

Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611, Japan


Java has a potential of transforming the World Wide Web (WWW) from a static information resource to be retrieved to a more dynamic resource to be computed. We are developing a suite of Java applets for KEGG which is a deductive database in the sense that additional information is logically deduced from the stored information. Different types of computations are required in KEGG, and Java has enabled us to implement computation and graphics handling capabilities to be performed locally on the user's machine. We report here Java applets for handling genome maps and gene catalogs.