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How to visually interpret biological data using networks

Networks in biology can appear complex and difficult to decipher. Merico et al. illustrate how to interpret biological networks with the help of frequently used visualization and analysis patterns.

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Figure 1: Network visualization of chromosome maintenance and duplication machinery in baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Figure 2: Mathematical representation of networks and three alternate visualizations of the same data.


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D.G. is financially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant PBELA—120936).

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Merico, D., Gfeller, D. & Bader, G. How to visually interpret biological data using networks. Nat Biotechnol 27, 921–924 (2009).

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