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New Software from SRI Speeds Development of Genome-Scale Models for Drug and Fuel Research
Date:1/24/2012

t additional reactions, nutrients, and secreted metabolites to complete a model.

During model development, MetaFlux will identify the subset of biomass metabolites (end products of biosynthesis) that cannot currently be produced. The software also paints reaction flux rates onto an automatically generated organism-specific metabolic map diagram, much like an online road map shows traffic flow rates.

MetaFlux is part of Pathway Tools, available freely to academic users and for a fee to commercial users. An article describing MetaFlux is in the online edition of the journal Bioinformatics at http://oxford.ly/metaflux, and will appear in the journal's 3rd issue of 2012, which publishes in early February.

 

The project described was supported by Award Number R01GM080746 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences or the National Institutes of Health.

 

About SRI International
Silicon Valley-based SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization, performs sponsored R&D for governments, businesses, and foundations. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. Commemorating its 65th anniversary in 2011, SRI is known for world-changing innovations in computing, health and pharmaceuticals, chemistry and materials, sensing, energy, education, national defense, and more.

 

 

 


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