Flux Visualization Using VANTED/FluxMap

  • Christian Krach
  • Astrid Junker
  • Hendrik Rohn
  • Falk Schreiber
  • Björn H. JunkerEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1191)


The calculation of metabolic fluxes has been shown to be a valuable asset in systems biology. Several procedures are commonly used to achieve this. Flux balance analyses or metabolic flux analyses usually result in a list of reaction rates (fluxes) provided in a spreadsheet format. This makes it difficult to quickly assess general characteristics of the solution. A fast and easy mapping of these results to a graphical map template facilitates an easy visual data inspection. Here, we describe a protocol that helps in setting up user-specific network templates, mapping flux results to it, and creating multiple exportable flux maps at one time.

Key words

Visualization VANTED FluxMap Java Automation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Krach
    • 1
  • Astrid Junker
    • 1
  • Hendrik Rohn
    • 1
  • Falk Schreiber
    • 1
  • Björn H. Junker
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK)GaterslebenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PharmacyMartin-Luther-UniversityHalle/SaaleGermany

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