Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

On motifs and functional modules in complex networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Jun Wang ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Coll. Cork, Cork, Ireland ; Provan, G.

Although the emergence of motifs certainly reflects functional constraints and design principles underlying complex networks, our studies on digital circuits and a transcriptional regulatory network indicate that motifs are not ¿basic¿ functional building blocks as many claimed before, since most motif instances do not represent independent units that are functionally separable from the rest of the network. We also argue that the over-representation of motifs arises not because motifs are fundamental network fragments, but as a result of (1) predesigned basic functional modules consisting of motif-clusters, and (2) cross-module connections involving buses in the circuits and global regulators in the transcriptional regulatory network.

Published in:

Science and Technology for Humanity (TIC-STH), 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference

Date of Conference:

26-27 Sept. 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.