A Network Approach to Analyzing Highly Recombinant Malaria Parasite Genes
DBLα HVR networks show a wide range of characteristics, including community size, number of components, and number of links. Nodes in each HVR are colored according to the best three-community partition identified by the inference algorithm (see text). (Identical networks colored by upstream promotor are found in Figure S2.) HVRs 2–4 are sufficiently fragmented that block model inference cannot be trusted. An interactive version of this figure with varying communities and node labels may be found at http://danlarremore.com/var. Networks are displayed using a force-directed algorithm that allows a system of repelling point-charges (nodes) and linear springs (links) to relax to a low-energy two dimensional configuration, allowing for visualization of network communities.