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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
On-line version ISSN 1678-4405
DING, D.W. et al. Structural and Functional Analysis of Giant Strong Component of Bacillus thuringiensis Metabolic Network. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2009, vol.40, n.2, pp.411-416. ISSN 1678-4405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822009000200036.
The purpose of this work was to study the giant strong component (GSC) of B. thuringiensis metabolic network by structural and functional analysis. Based on so-called "bow tie" structure, we extracted and studied GSC with its functional significance. Global structural properties such as degree distribution and average path length were computed and indicated that the GSC is also a small-world and scale-free network. Furthermore, the GSC was decomposed and functional significant for metabolism of these divisions were investigated by comparing to KEGG metabolic pathways.
Keywords : Bacillus thuringiensis; Giant Strong Component; metabolic network.