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Table 2 Comparative results of the minimal cut sets found for different target products in iJO1366 and iJO1366*. The given rounded percentages of subset and superset categories refer to the respective total number of minimal cut sets. The complete results can be found in Additional file 2

From: Automatic construction of metabolic models with enzyme constraints

ProductEthanolSuccinateLeucineValine
ModeliJO1366iJO1366*iJO1366iJO1366*iJO1366iJO1366*iJO1366iJO1366*
#MCS4538716878019619196029,2903712
#MCS up to size 300000000
#MCS of size 4871891352152402400
#MCS of size 567887119182148320310048
#MCS of size 63773610857487196140025,9503664
#MCS being subset of the other model’s MCS11 (0.2%)231 (3.2%)21 (0.3%)174 (1.8%)0000
#MCS being superset of the other model’s MCS1516 (33.4%)101 (1.4%)1218 (15.6%)42 (0.4%)0000
#MCS shared by both models1899 (41.8%)1899 (26.5%)6141 (78.7%)6141 (63.9%)003280 (11.2%)3280 (88.4%)
#MCS neither identical, superset or subset of the other model’s MCS1112 (24.6%)4937 (68.9%)421 (5.4%)3262 (33.9%)196 (100%)026,010 (88.8%)432 (11.6%)