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Topology of Plant Metabolic Networks

  • Eva Grafahrend-Belau
  • Björn H. Junker
  • Christian Klukas
  • Dirk Koschützki
  • Falk Schreiber
  • Henning Schwöbbermeyer
Chapter

Metabolic networks can be modeled as graphs, i.e., mathematical structures consisting of vertices (representing objects such as metabolites) and edges/hyper-edges (representing the connection between objects such as reactions). An example of a very simple metabolic network is shown in Fig. 7.1. Often the term network refers to an informal concept describing a structure composed of objects and connections, whereas the term graph refers to an abstract mathematical structure formed by a set of vertices and a set of edges. For simplicity, we will consider both terms equivalent in the following.

Keywords

Metabolic Network Average Path Length Network Motif Closeness Centrality Target Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Grafahrend-Belau
    • 1
  • Björn H. Junker
    • 1
  • Christian Klukas
    • 1
  • Dirk Koschützki
    • 1
  • Falk Schreiber
    • 2
  • Henning Schwöbbermeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular GeneticsLeibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)Germany
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) GaterslebenGermany

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