Myers, CJ, Beal, J, Gorochowski, TE, Kuwahara, H, Madsen, C, McLaughlin, JA, Mısırlı, G, Nguyen, T, Oberortner, E, Samineni, M, Wipat, A, Zhang, M and Zundel, Z (2017) A standard-enabled workflow for synthetic biology. Biochemical Society Transactions, 45 (3). 793 - 803. ISSN 1470-8752

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A synthetic biology workflow is composed of data repositories that provide information about genetic parts, sequence-level design tools to compose these parts into circuits, visualization tools to depict these designs, genetic design tools to select parts to create systems, and modeling and simulation tools to evaluate alternative design choices. Data standards enable the ready exchange of information within such a workflow, allowing repositories and tools to be connected from a diversity of sources. The present paper describes one such workflow that utilizes, among others, the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) to describe genetic designs, the Systems Biology Markup Language to model these designs, and SBOL Visual to visualize these designs. We describe how a standard-enabled workflow can be used to produce types of design information, including multiple repositories and software tools exchanging information using a variety of data standards. Recently, the ACS Synthetic Biology journal has recommended the use of SBOL in their publications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the author accepted manuscript. The final published version is available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: standards, synthetic biological circuits, synthetic biology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:51

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