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Friday 11 July 2008

A network of interactions is called modular if it is subdivided into relatively autonomous, internally highly connected components. Modularity has emerged as a rallying point for research in developmental and evolutionary biology (and specifically evo-devo), as well as in molecular systems biology.


- functional modularity
- disease modularity
- oncogenic modularity (tumoral modularity )

See also

- disease module


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