Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Author Correction: Universal resilience patterns in complex networks

The Original Article was published on 17 February 2016

Correction to: Nature, published online 17 February 2016.

In this Letter, in Fig. 3c and f the Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli networks were subject to both weight loss and node deletion, a combination of two types of perturbation, as opposed to weight loss only (as the labelling incorrectly indicated). The collapse in Fig. 3h was also obtained from this combined perturbation, and therefore the results displayed in Fig. 3h remain fully consistent with the theoretical framework presented in this Letter. Figure 1 to this Amendment shows the corrected Fig. 3c, f and h, in which Fig. 3c and f have been generated with weight-loss perturbations only, as originally reported, together with the originally published panels, for completeness and transparency. The codes used to generate the original and the corrected Fig. 3 are available at We thank Travis A. Gibson for alerting us to this error. The original Letter has not been corrected.

Fig. 1
figure 1

This figure shows the originally published Fig. 3c, f and h and the corrected Fig. 3c, f and h.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Albert-László Barabási.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Gao, J., Barzel, B. & Barabási, AL. Author Correction: Universal resilience patterns in complex networks. Nature 568, E5 (2019).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing