Topological Determinants of Synchronizability of Oscillators on Large Complex Networks
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Topological Determinants of Synchronizability of Oscillators on Large Complex Networks

The Open Bioinformatics Journal 02 Feb 2011 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1875036201105010042

Abstract

Synchronized oscillations play an important role in many biological systems. In recent years, much work has been done on oscillating biomolecular systems, both experimentally and theoretically. A better insight into oscillation mechanisms, coupling strategies and related biological processes is gained by quantitative analysis. Here we summarized some of recent work on oscillation and synchronization in biological systems and reviewed the basic concepts of synchronization of coupled oscillators and dynamics on complex networks.

Keywords: Systems biology, dynamical modeling, complex networks, oscillations.