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 

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