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Table 1 Properties of E. coli network models discussed in the text. ColiGS and ColiCore are slightly modified versions of iAF1260 [7] and of the model presented in [12], respectively. All models are available in SBML format at http://www2.mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de/projects/cna/etcdownloads.html

From: An algorithm for the reduction of genome-scale metabolic network models to meaningful core models

  E. coli genome-scale model (ColiGS) E. coli pruned model (ColiPruned) E. coli pruned and compressed model (ColiPrunedComp) E. coli core model of Orth et al. [12] (ColiCore)
# reactions 2384 455 105 88
# int. metabolites 1669 438 85 69
# ext. metabolites 305 33 33 17
degrees of freedom 753 26 26 24
# conservation relations 38 9 6 5
# enzyme subsets (# containing reactions) 321 (890) 23 (413) 22 (62) 23 (55)
μ max (aerobic) 0.9290 h−1 0.9288 h−1 0.9288 h−1 0.8739 h−1
μ max (anaerobic) 0.2309 h−1 0.2309 h−1 0.2309 h−1 0.2117 h−1