Research Article

Systems and Synthetic Biology

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 167-170

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Asmparts: assembly of biological model parts

  • Guillermo RodrigoAffiliated withIBMCP, CSIC-UPV
  • , Javier CarreraAffiliated withIBMCP, CSIC-UPV
  • , Alfonso JaramilloAffiliated withLaboratoire de Biochimie, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS Email author 

Abstract

We propose a new computational tool to produce models of biological systems by assembling models from biological parts. Our software not only takes advantage of modularity, but it also enforces standardisation in part characterisation by considering a model of each part. We have used model parts in SBML to design transcriptional networks. Our software is open source, it works in linux and windows platforms, and it could be used to automatically produce models in a server. Our tool not only facilitates model design, but it will also help to promote the establishment of a registry of model parts.

Keywords

Standard biological models Synthetic biology SBML