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Table 1 Properties of the five test models before and after compression

From: A depth-first search algorithm to compute elementary flux modes by linear programming

Model ID Biomass drains (number of drains) Before compression After compression
rxns. mets. DoF rxns. mets. DoF
subaa Ala, Asp, Glu, His, Ile, Leu, Lys, Phe, Ser, Val (10) 209 180 57 42 25 23
aa all amino acids (20) 260 221 68 59 30 36
aarna aa and RNA (24) 289 242 73 69 32 41
aant aarna and DNA (28) 312 256 83 74 32 46
aantpe aant and phospholipids (32) 379 317 90 82 35 51
reduced iAF1260 all biomass components (62) 561 454 128 121 41 80
  1. Test models were made incrementally larger by increasing the number of biomass precursors synthesized. A reduced iAF1260 model generating all biomass components is provided as reference. See Additional file 2 for model compression algorithm.