CySBML: a Cytoscape plugin for SBML

Bioinformatics. 2012 Sep 15;28(18):2402-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts432. Epub 2012 Jul 5.


Summary: CySBML is a plugin designed to work with Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) in Cytoscape having the following features: SBML import, support of the SBML layout and qualitative model packages, navigation in network layouts based on SBML structure, access to MIRIAM and SBO-based annotations and SBML validation. CySBML includes an importer for BioModels to load SBML from standard repositories.

Availability and implementation: Freely available for non-commercial purposes through the Cytoscape plugin manager or for download at


Supplementary information: Tutorial, usage guide, installation instructions and additional figures are available for download at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Models, Biological*
  • Software*
  • Systems Biology*