Figure 3.

Examples of Compositional and Spatial Partitions. A) A combination of compositional partitions of an object into objects of a lower level of granularity as its constitutional parts. Exemplified by three partitions of an organ: A partition into cells, one into organelles, and one into molecules. B) A spatial partition of an object into fiat object parts as its regional parts. Exemplified by the partition of an organ into three fiat organ parts. C) A spatial partition of an object into fiat object parts as its regional parts. Exemplified by the partition of an organ into two cell aggregates with ECM. D) A spatial partition of an object into fiat object parts as its regional parts. Exemplified by the partition of an organ into a cell part aggregate with ECM and a cell aggregate with ECM. ECM: extracellular matrix.

Vogt BMC Bioinformatics 2010 11:289   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-289
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