Statistics on MIRAGE's reconstructed cyanobacteria metabolic networks. (a) The number of core reactions (blue) and predicted gap-filling reactions (red) in the various reconstructed cyanobacteria models. (b) A histogram of core reactions (blue) and predicted gap-filling reactions (red) that participate in different numbers of reconstructed cyanobacteria models. As shown, cyanobacteria network cores consist of many reactions that are known to exist in all 36 species, while many of the predicted gap-filling reactions are species-specific.
Vitkin and Shlomi Genome Biology 2012 13:R111 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-11-r111