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Lectures on Complex Networks$
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Sergey Dorogovtsev

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548927

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.001.0001

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From the Internet to cellular nets

From the Internet to cellular nets

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(p.25) 4 From the Internet to cellular nets
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Lectures on Complex Networks
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Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.003.0004

This chapter discusses and compares the structural properties of a few basic man-made and natural networks. It explains the principal difference between two global networks — the Internet and the World Wide Web — and presents their main characteristics. It describes two levels of the Internet: the Autonomous Systems level and the router level. Among cellular networks, metabolic reaction networks and the networks of interactions between proteins are touched upon. Finally, multi-partite networks of co-occurrence are considered in particular tagged social networks.

Keywords:   Internet, World Wide Web, cellular networks, metabolic reaction networks, protein interaction networks, social networks, scale-free networks, hubs, clustering

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