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The concept of standard biological parts is central to synthetic biology. Biological parts are annotated DNA sequences that can be combined to make larger genetic systems (Benner and Sismour, 2005; Endy, 2005). Initially, parts standardization focused on specific assembly strategies such as the BioBrick (Shetty et al., 2008) or BglBrick (Anderson et al., 2010) standards. Synthetic biologists have also recognized the need to use standard representations to describe parts. Source text: Adames et al., 2015.