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2009
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Evolutionary Approaches for Strain Optimization Using Dynamic Models under a Metabolic Engineering Perspective

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Evolutionary Approaches for Strain Optimization Using Dynamic Models under a Metabolic Engineering Perspective
One of the purposes of Systems Biology is the quantitative modeling of biochemical networks. In this effort, the use of dynamical mathematical models provides for powerful tools in the prediction of the phenotypical behavior of microorganisms under distinct environmental conditions or subject to genetic modifications. The purpose of the present study is to explore a computational environment where dynamical models are used to support simulation and optimization tasks. These will be used to study the effects of two distinct types of modifications over metabolic models: deleting a few reactions (knockouts) and changing the values of reaction kinetic parameters. In the former case, we aim to reach an optimal knockout set, under a defined objective function. In the latter, the same objective function is used, but the aim is to optimize the values of certain enzymatic kinetic coefficients. In both cases, we seek for the best model modifications that might lead to a desired impact on the con...
Pedro Evangelista, Isabel Rocha, Eugénio C.
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where EVOW
Authors Pedro Evangelista, Isabel Rocha, Eugénio C. Ferreira, Miguel Rocha
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