Table 5

Changes in the correlation coefficients before and after functions are controlled for

Interaction Degree

Clustering Coefficient

Network Distance


Spearman correlation coefficient

Test statistics

Spearman correlation coefficient

Test statistics

Spearman correlation coefficient

Test statistics


Intact

-0.212

-0.110

0.224


Controlling Biological Process

-0.172

t = 1.98 df = 29 p = 0.058

-0.004

t = 2.95 df = 29 p = 0.006

0.191

t = -1.21 df = 29 p = 0.234


Controlling Molecular Function

-0.191

t = 1.06 df = 26 p = 0.299

-0.060

t = 2.29 df = 26 p = 0.031

0.209

t = -0.71 df = 26 p = 0.484


The Spearman correlation coefficient represents the tendency of network topologies to change along with temporal groups

Zhao and Mooney BMC Genomics 2012 13:150   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-150

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