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Table 1 Document Types in Biozon. Each type is represented differently in Biozon's implementation. Each representation may be decomposed into a number of atomic units for the purpose of comparison.

From: BIOZON: a system for unification, management and analysis of heterogeneous biological data

Document type Representation Atomic units
protein sequence string amino acids
nucleic acid sequence string nucleic acids
protein family set proteins
pathway set protein families
domain ordered pair sequence coordinates
domain family set domains
interaction set proteins, nucleic acids
descriptor text characters
structure list 3D coordinates
unigene cluster set nucleic acids (ESTs)