Generated August 19, 2020

Neurospora crassa metabolic modeling and genome analysis

Here, we've imported datasets to enable analyses in KBase narratives. We've imported the published metabolic model of Neurospora crassa, which was built, manually curated, and validated by Dreyfuss et al. The genome of Neurospora crassa was retrieved from NCBI RefSeq (GCF_000182925.2) and was sequenced by the Broad Institute. Gene expression data was produced by the Joint Genome Institute and described in the publication by Wu et al.

Furthermore, genome analysis tools and datasets can be accessed at the MycoCosm portal page:


  • Dreyfuss JM, Zucker JD, Hood HM, Ocasio LR, Sachs MS, Galagan JE. Reconstruction and validation of a genome-scale metabolic model for the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa using FARM. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(7):e1003126. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003126
  • Galagan JE, et al. The genome sequence of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. Nature. 2003;422(6934):859-68. doi: 10.1038/nature01554.
  • Wu VW, et al. The regulatory and transcriptional landscape associated with carbon utilization in a filamentous fungus. PNAS. 2020;117(11):6003-6013. doi:10.1073/pnas.1915611117

Metabolic model of N. crassa

v13 - KBaseFBA.FBAModel-11.0
The viewer for the data in this Cell is available at the original Narrative here:

Flux balance analysis run on the N. crassa metabolic model

Use flux balance analysis to predict metabolic fluxes in a metabolic model of an organism grown on a given media.
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Created Object Name Type Description
A flux balance analysis (FBA) was performed on the metabolic model 65178/5/13 growing in 65178/6/1 media.
Output from Run Flux Balance Analysis
The viewer for the output created by this App is available at the original Narrative here:

N. crassa genome imported into KBase

v1 - KBaseGenomes.Genome-8.2
The viewer for the data in this Cell is available at the original Narrative here:

Species tree

Add one or more Genomes to a KBase SpeciesTree.
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These are only available in the live Narrative:
  • Species_tree_ncrassa.newick
  • Species_tree_ncrassa-labels.newick
  • Species_tree_ncrassa.png
  • Species_tree_ncrassa.pdf

Gene expression profiling in conditions ranging from simple sugars to complex carbohydrates

Import a TSV file from your staging area into your Narrative as an Expression Matrix
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Import Finished Expression Matrix Object Name: ncrassa_transcriptome_kbase.tsv_matrix Imported TSV File: ncrassa_transcriptome_kbase.tsv
v1 - KBaseFeatureValues.ExpressionMatrix-1.0
The viewer for the data in this Cell is available at the original Narrative here:


  1. Import TSV File as Expression Matrix From Staging Area
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  2. Insert Genome Into SpeciesTree - v2.2.0
    • Price MN, Dehal PS, Arkin AP. FastTree 2 Approximately Maximum-Likelihood Trees for Large Alignments. PLoS One. 2010;5. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009490
  3. Run Flux Balance Analysis
    • Henry CS, DeJongh M, Best AA, Frybarger PM, Linsay B, Stevens RL. High-throughput generation, optimization and analysis of genome-scale metabolic models. Nat Biotechnol. 2010;28: 977 982. doi:10.1038/nbt.1672
    • Orth JD, Thiele I, Palsson B . What is flux balance analysis? Nature Biotechnology. 2010;28: 245 248. doi:10.1038/nbt.1614