Minimal Cell Model

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Welcome to the web home for the Minimal Cell Model (MCM).

A minimal cell is a hypothetical bacterium with the minimum number of genes necessary to grown and divide in some optimally supportive culture environment.  The MCM is a computer model of such a cell.

Our MCM is available in the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML). If you would like to do time course simulations of the MCM, you will need some simulation package that supports SBML.  We recommend SloppyCell.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 July 2010 12:50