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From the Internet to cellular nets

Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

in Lectures on Complex Networks

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548927
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720574 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.003.0004

Series: Oxford Master Series in Physics

From the Internet to cellular nets

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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

Chapter.  4377 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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