BiGG Models is a knowledgebase of genome-scale metabolic network reconstructions.
BiGG Models integrates more than 70 published genome-scale metabolic networks into a single database with a set of stardized identifiers called BiGG IDs. Genes in the BiGG models are mapped to NCBI genome annotations, and metabolites are linked to many external databases (KEGG, PubChem, and many more). For details about updates to the BiGG Models website and database, see the updates page and the GitHub repository.
BiGG Models has replaced the original BiGG Database. If you are looking for the old BiGG, you can still find it here:
If you have questions or find any bugs in the database, please sumbit an issue to our issue tracker or contact Zachary King (zaking-AT-ucsd-DOT-edu).
BiGG can be browsed on this website or accessed using a web API. Try searching for a metabolite, reaction, gene, or organism in the search box to browse the content of genome-scale models. Question marks like this ? are available throughout the site to provide more help. Further information is available in the BiGG Models publication.
We encourage contributions of models to BiGG. The following are the minimal requirements for acceptance into the knowledge base:
If you have all of these, please open a new issue here where the BiGG team can provide communication and feedback: https://github.com/SBRG/bigg_models/issues/new
Please note that loading models into BiGG is time-consuming, so we cannot make any guarantee regarding the time it will take to load a model.
When using the BiGG Models knowledgebase in your research, we kindly ask that you cite the latest publication. Your citation of BiGG Models will help us to apply for ongoing funding to maintain this resource.
Latest BiGG Models publication:
King ZA, Lu JS, Dräger A, Miller PC, Federowicz S, Lerman JA, Ebrahim A, Palsson BO, and Lewis NE. BiGG Models: A platform for integrating, standardizing, and sharing genome-scale models (2016) Nucleic Acids Research 44(D1):D515-D522. doi:10.1093/nar/gkv1049
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