MetDraw: automated visualization of genome-scale metabolic network reconstructions and high-throughput data

Bioinformatics. 2014 May 1;30(9):1327-8. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt758. Epub 2014 Jan 9.


Metabolic reaction maps allow visualization of genome-scale models and high-throughput data in a format familiar to many biologists. However, creating a map of a large metabolic model is a difficult and time-consuming process. MetDraw fully automates the map-drawing process for metabolic models containing hundreds to thousands of reactions. MetDraw can also overlay high-throughput 'omics' data directly on the generated maps.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Automation, Laboratory
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Escherichia coli / metabolism
  • Genome
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / methods*
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways*
  • Models, Biological
  • Software*