# Efficient Detection of Network Motifs

@article{Wernicke2006EfficientDO, title={Efficient Detection of Network Motifs}, author={Sebastian Wernicke}, journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics}, year={2006}, volume={3} }

Motifs in a given network are small connected subnetworks that occur in significantly higher frequencies than would be expected in random networks. They have recently gathered much attention as a concept to uncover structural design principles of complex networks. Kashtan et al. [Bioinformatics, 2004] proposed a sampling algorithm for performing the computationally challenging task of detecting network motifs. However, among other drawbacks, this algorithm suffers from a sampling bias and…

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