GBKParser, a simple tool for parsing basic gene information from a genbank file.
Typically, a genome-scale metabolic network reconstruction is begun with its genome annotation. A biochemical-reaction network is reconstructed based on the functions of gene products. Therefore, genomic information deposited in GenBank or RefSeq can be effectively used to reconstruct a metabolic network.
GBKParser will parse the useful features, e.g. Locus Tag, Gene name, Coordination, Product and EC Number, from the genbank file. Besides, GBKParser will also generate a FASTA file containing the amino acids sequences and Locus Tag in the header line.
Therefore, with the aid of GBKParser, users can start to reconstruct a genome-scale metabolic network in the GEMSiRV.