3. Global Network Properties

  1. Björn H. Junker3,4 and
  2. Falk Schreiber3
  1. Ralf Steuer1 and
  2. Gorka Zamora López2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470253489.ch3

Analysis of Biological Networks

Analysis of Biological Networks

How to Cite

Steuer, R. and López, G. Z. (2008) Global Network Properties, in Analysis of Biological Networks (eds B. H. Junker and F. Schreiber), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470253489.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

  2. 4

    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  2. 2

    Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Institute for Physics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2007
  2. Published Print: 29 FEB 2008

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Bioinformatics: Computational Techniques and Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Yi Pan and
  2. Professor Albert Y. Zomaya

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470041444

Online ISBN: 9780470253489



  • biological phenomena and processes;
  • average or characteristic path length;
  • Floyd–Warshall algorithm


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Global Properties of Complex Networks

  • Models of Complex Networks

  • Additional Properties of Complex Networks

  • Statistical Testing of Network Properties

  • Summary

  • Exercises

  • References