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bi- +‎ fan


bifan (plural bifans)

  1. A network motif in which two outputs link to the same two inputs
    • 2015 July 30, “An Integrative Approach for Mapping Differentially Expressed Genes and Network Components Using Novel Parameters to Elucidate Key Regulatory Genes in Colorectal Cancer”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0133901:
      Other regular 4-node motifs confirmed the presence of diamond, biparallel and bifan motifs (often built by two regulatory and two regulated genes).