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A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web by James Powell

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Biological networks

Biological organisms have evolved processes and information propagation models over billions of years. These processes are quite complex but lend themselves to graph modeling. These models can reveal interdependent processes and characteristics of the network that make it robust to environmental challenges. Our own attempts to classify living organisms, such as taxonomic classification schemes, also tend toward graph models. This chapter explores how network science has been used in biology and bioinformatics, especially genomic networks and cellular metabolic networks, as well as new applications in post-genomic biological systems analysis. It explores the analysis of large data sets, through concepts such as graph alignment ...

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