Supplementary Information for the work

Modular epistasis in yeast metabolism
by Daniel Segrè, Alexander DeLuna, George M. Church and Roy Kishony
Nature Genetics  37, 77 - 83 (2005)

Flux balance model details Yeast knockout data Prism algorithm Supplementary

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Flux balance model details

Single and double knockout yeast FBA data

fitness_data_Nominal.txt Nominal
fitness_data_O_M.txt O-
fitness_data_O_P.txt O+
fitness_data_C_M.txt C-
fitness_data_C_P.txt C+
fitness_data_C_PP.txt C++
fitness_data_AC.txt AC
fitness_data_NH3.txt NH3
fitness_data_aa_P.txt aa+
fitness_data_dS1.txt dS1
fitness_data_dS2.txt dS2
fitness_data_cyt.txt cyt
fitness_data_thr.txt thr

The conditions are defined in supplementary Fig. 4 of the manuscript.

Each file contains two lists:
1) calculated fitness of all the dingle genes knockouts
2) calculated fitness of all the double gene knockouts.
Note that this list includes non essential single genes (i.e., genes with zero fitness in the list number 1 are excluded in list number 2).

For the data presented in the manuscript, gene products which belong to a common structural cluster where represented by a single gene. Gene cludters were defined according to the definitions of the Mips database

Effectively, this means excluding the genes listed in the file redundant_gene_complexes.txt.

The Prism algorithm

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Supplementary Material

Supplementary Fig. 1
The epistasis scale captures the strength of the epistasis effect relative to natural extreme values.

Supplementary Fig. 2
Analysis of the effects of double deletions of metabolic enzyme genes in simple metabolic networks demonstrating examples of multiplicative, aggravating and buffering gene deletion interactions.

Supplementary Fig. 3
Sensitivity analysis with respect to free parameters and physiological conditions.

Supplementary Fig. 4
Sub-classification of buffering interactions into directional and non-directional links is related to the underlying biochemical network.

Supplementary Fig. 5
Changes in monochromatically interacting epistasis modules following variation of oxygen uptake rate.

Supplementary Fig. 6
Examples of monochromatic clustering of three toy networks using the Prism algorithm.

Supplementary Fig. 7
Randomization algorithms and statistical tests for monochromaticity in the epistasis network.

Supplementary Table 1
List of free parameters.

Supplementary Methods
The yeast flux balance model.

Supplementary Note
Discussion of Prism modules and predicted interactions.

Supplementary References

Supplementary Video 1 (avi 2M)
Schematic demonstration of monochromatic classification. A network of two types of connections, such as buffering (green) and aggravating (red) epistasis, is sorted into module of genes that interact with one another in a purely monochromatic way.


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