Example of how Structural Granularity Values are assigned to a given Partition. Example for a particular granular partition of an organ into its fiat organ part and cell parts. Shown is a chain of proper parthood relations, starting from a particular cell, that is part of a specific fiat organ part 1, which at its turn is part of a fiat organ part 2 that is part of a fiat organ part 3, which is part of an organ. The structural granularity values of the respective object entities (i.e. cell and organ) can be inferred using the fix natural number values from the compositional object granularity perspective: value X for the cell entity and value (X+1) for the organ entity. The structural granularity values of the different fiat organ part entities must be within the range of X and (X+1), as the overcrossing spatial granularity perspectives imply. With the finer-grained relation ' < ', the respective value interval 'X to (X+1)' can be further confined for each particular fiat organ part entity in the way it is shown in this figure.
Vogt BMC Bioinformatics 2010 11:289 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-289