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Type: Artigo
Title: Social network analysis metrics and their application in microbiological network studies
Author: Silva, Juliana Saragiotto
Stoppe, Nancy de Castro
Torres, Tatiana Teixeira
Ottoboni, Laura Maria Mariscal
Saraiva, Antonio Mauro
Abstract: In the last decade, several researchers have been using interaction networks resources to investigate of the role of biologic interactions in biodiversity maintenance. The conceptual foundations are the same as in Social Networks (such as Facebook), that have brought a set of metrics to study the network structure and the function of each node in the network. Thus, the aim of this work was to assess the application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) concepts and metrics in microbiological interaction networks, to identify patterns of cohesive subgroups, besides discovering new knowledge regarding the underlying structure of subgroups. We built a bipartite microbiological interaction database containing frequency of phylogenetic subgroups in water bodies and applied the following SNA metrics: dependence distribution, strength, betweenness centrality and clique. The sna package for the R program, Pajek, Dieta and Ucinet programs were the tools used. Among the results, we found that SNA concepts and metrics are extremely useful in microbiological studies to understand the correlation between each node in the network (the generalist and the predominant nodes), as well as to analyze the co-occurrence pattern of microorganisms in the network (cohesive subgroups)
Subject: Campos aleatórios de Markov
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05401-8_24
Date Issue: 2014
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