Model Reconstruction Service¶
The Model Reconstruction Service integrates and augments technologies for genome annotation, construction of gene-protein-reaction (GPR) associations, generation of biomass reactions, reaction network assembly, thermodynamic analysis of reaction reversibility, and model optimization, to generate draft genome-scale metabolic models. The service is capable of generating functioning draft metabolic models of an organism starting from an assembled genome sequence. Additional information is available in High-throughput generation, optimization and analysis of genome-scale metabolic models.
Using the Model Reconstruction Service¶
The Model Reconstruction submenu option under the Services main menu (Metabolomics category) opens the Reconstruct Metabolic Model input form (shown below). Note: You must be logged into PATRIC to use this service. The Model Reconstruction service is also available via the PATRIC Command Line Interface (CLI).
Select a Genome¶
Select a public genome or a genome from workspace
Note: click the filter icon to the left of the genome input box to help in finding your genomes
Selection for a predefined media formulation from a dropdown list for this model to be gapfilled and simulated for flux-balance analysis (FBA), e.g., GMM – Glucose Minimal Media, NMS- Nitrate Mineral Salts Medium, LB - Luria-Bertani Medium.
The workspace folder where results will be placed.
Name used to uniquely identify results.
The Metabolic Reconstruction Service generates several files that are deposited in the Private Workspace in the designated Output Folder. These include
gf.0.gftbl - a Gapfill reactions table containing the list of the reations added to the model by the gapfilling algorithm during reconstruction.
gf.0.fbatbl - a FBA flux distribution for the gapfilling simulation.
model_name.sbml - the model in Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) format.
model_name.rxntbl - list of all the reactions in the model.
model_name.cpdtbl - list of all the reactions in the model.
fba.0.futbl - FBA flux for all model reactions.
fba.0.essentials - List of genes in the model characterized as essential by the FBA simulation in the specified media.
ModelSEED Model Viewer¶
Clicking on the View icon at the upper right portion of the job result page will open a login screen for the ModelSEED. PATRIC or RAST credentials can be used for login.
After login, the ModelSEED Model Viewer will be displayed, consisting of multiple tabs for Reactioons, Compounds, Genes, Compartments of the model, and the weighted components of the Biomass. Each column in the table is sortable by clicking the column header. Information about the model is searchable by using the search bar at the top left corner of the table.
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