Pathways and Networks

After the last post, a few people have asked me for examples of Biological Pathways. Well, if you just head over to WikiPathways you can find hundreds of them. (There are other websites with pathways too, such as KEGG)

A Biological Pathway is usually drawn fairly simple, with only a few dozen interacting components. They’re kinda like flow-charts, not with all the visual complexity that you see in gene networks. I think this is the way it should be. “pathways” and “networks” each provide complementary views of something that happens inside a cell, one view is structured but complex, the other is more free-form but easier to understand.


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