Table 1

Tool comparison
FluxViz [13] fa-BINA [14] Omix [15] BioCyc Omics Viewer [16] Reactome Skypainter [17] Pathway Projector [18] MetaFluxNet [19] OptFlux [20] FluxMap
import
  external flux data + + - + + + - - +
  biochemical reactions - + + - - - + + +
  substance/mass fluxes - - - - - - + + +
access to network databases + + + + - - + +
network editing + + + - - + + + +
balance validation - - - - - - - - +
visualization
  customization + + + - - - - - +
  confidence/quality - - + - - - + + +
exploration + + + - - - - - +
other omics data + + + + + + - - +
flux computation - + + - - - + + -

Feature overview of tools available for flux visualization in the context of networks. “+” indicates good support of the feature, “-” indicates an absent or inadequately supported feature. In conclusion, FluxMap supports a broad range of features and novel functionality for the visual exploration of flux distributions in biological networks.

Rohn et al.

Rohn et al. BMC Systems Biology 2012 6:33   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-6-33

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