Called Pathways Result

The result of a Identify Pathways run is very similar to the pathway database, see The Pathway Database, in that it has three views:

Note that the latter two are identical to the views in the pathway database, except that the pathways opened from these views are enriched with the data from (differential) abundance tables, see below.

The Identified Pathways Table

The result of a Identify Pathways run presented as a table where each row corresponds to a pathway with a pathway name, pathway id and for each sample or comparison, depending on whether an abundance table or a differential abundance table has been used, a number of statistics on the pathway call (figure 13.22).

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Figure 13.22: The result of the Identify Pathways tool is a table with pathways in the rows and some columns describing the pathway calls for each sample or comparison. Here the result is shown for a differential abundance table.

There are two general columns to describe the pathways that have been called.

For each sample or comparison, there are four columns summarizing the result of the pathway calling procedure. Note that empty fields in this table mean that a pathway is not part of any solution for a given sample or comparison.

Depending on whether the input has been an abundance table or a differential abundance table, the result may contain some more columns giving average statistics for the EC terms from the (differential) abundance table for the whole pathway in which they occur. For an abundance table the column Average abundance gives the average abundance for all identified (not-filtered) EC terms that are present in the pathway. Similarly, for a differential abundance table the metrics are summarized by averaging over all identified (not-filtered) EC terms in a pathway, specifically the Average max group mean and Average fold change are reported.

Exporting content of the Identified Pathways table views The Identified Pathways Table can be exported to tabular format. To export the content of the Identified Pathways table view, run export with default parameters. To export the content of the Compound or Enzyme table view, take the following steps:

  1. Open the The Identified Pathways Table.
  2. Switch to the view you wish to export by clicking on the relevant icon below the view area.
  3. While on the relevant view, launch the standard export functionality by clicking on the Export button in the Workbench toolbar or by selecting Export under the File menu.
  4. Select the tabular format to export the data to.
  5. Confirm the data element that has been pre-selected in the Navigation Area.
  6. Configure the export parameters. Deselect Export all columns.
  7. Select Export table as currently shown.
  8. Select where the data should be exported to.
  9. Click Finish.