Edge vulnerability in neural and metabolic networks

  title={Edge vulnerability in neural and metabolic networks},
  author={Marcus Kaiser and Claus C. Hilgetag},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
Biological networks, such as cellular metabolic pathways or networks of corticocortical connections in the brain, are intricately organized, yet remarkably robust toward structural damage. Whereas many studies have investigated specific aspects of robustness, such as molecular mechanisms of repair, this article focuses more generally on how local structural features in networks may give rise to their global stability. In many networks the failure of single connections may be more likely than… CONTINUE READING