Neutral theory of chemical reaction networks

  title={Neutral theory of chemical reaction networks},
  author={Sang Hoon Lee and Sebastian Bernhardsson and Petter Holme and Beom Jun Kim and Petter Minnhagen},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
To what extent do the characteristic features of a chemical reaction network reflect its purpose and function? In general, one argues that correlations between specific features and specific functions are key to understanding a complex structure. However, specific features may sometimes be neutral and uncorrelated with any system-specific purpose, function or causal chain. Such neutral features are caused by chance and randomness. Here we compare two classes of chemical networks: one that has… 

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