Learning about gene regulatory networks from gene deletion experiments


  • This review is taken from a presentation at the From Genome to Life Summer School


Gene regulatory networks are a major focus of interest in molecular biology. A crucial question is how complex regulatory systems are encoded and controlled by the genome. Three recent publications have raised the question of what can be learned about gene regulatory networks from microarray experiments on gene deletion mutants. Using this indirect approach, topological features such as connectivity and modularity have been studied. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.