Table 2

Distribution of reactions and metabolites of the inferred genome-wide metabolic network in different functional categories

Functional category

Reactions

Metabolites


Carbohydrate metabolism

311

290

Energy metabolism

106

90

Lipid metabolism

275

279

Nucleotide metabolism

146

109

Amino acid metabolism

412

421

Metabolism of other amino acids

78

122

Glycan biosynthesis and metabolism

80

71

Biosynthesis of polyketides and nonribosomal peptides

8

28

Metabolism of cofactors and vitamins

157

181

Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites

129

196

Xenobiotics biodegradation and metabolism

218

298

Category unknown

418

444


A reaction or a metabolite may be involved in different metabolic pathways and, therefore, could be counted more than once.

Sun et al. Genome Biology 2007 8:R182   doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-9-r182

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