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Information Processing in Social Insect Networks

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Social regulatory networks.

Triad significance profiles compare the characteristic network motifs across a diverse range of network types and sizes by plotting standardized Z-scores which quantify the extent to which each subgraph is observed more or less frequently than expected in networks of a similar size and global structure but with randomized edge connections. The observed P. californicus social insect networks exhibit a distinct pattern of social regulatory structure combining elements found in previously identified major network superfamilies [22].

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0040337.g003