Arcadia: a visualization tool for metabolic pathways

Bioinformatics. 2010 Jun 1;26(11):1470-1. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq154. Epub 2010 May 7.


Summary: Arcadia translates text-based descriptions of biological networks (SBML files) into standardized diagrams (SBGN PD maps). Users can view the same model from different perspectives and easily alter the layout to emulate traditional textbook representations.

Availability and implementation: Arcadia is written in C++. The source code is available (along with Mac OS and Windows binaries) under the GPL from

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computer Graphics*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface