Project description:Arabidopsis thaliana is a well-established model system for the analysis of the basic physiological and metabolic pathways of plants. The presented model is a new semi-quantitative mathematical model of the metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana. The Petri net formalism was used to express the complex reaction system in a mathematically unique manner. To verify the model for correctness and consistency concepts of network decomposition and network reduction such as transition invariants, common transition pairs, and invariant transition pairs were applied. Based on recent knowledge from literature, including the Calvin cycle, glycolysis and citric acid cycle, glyoxylate cycle, urea cycle, sucrose synthesis, and the starch metabolism, the core metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana was formulated. Each reaction (transition) is experimentally proven. The complete Petri net model consists of 134 metabolites, represented by places, and 243 reactions, represented by transitions. Places and transitions are connected via 572 edges.