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# The Species-Reaction Graph

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## Abstract

The *Species-Reaction Graph* is a diagrammatic representation of a reaction network that closely resembles those commonly used to depict biochemical pathways. We shall see that a network’s Species-Reaction Graph often carries an extraordinary amount of far-from-obvious information about how the network might behave. In fact, the theorems in this chapter will tell us a great deal about behavior across the entire reaction network landscape, in particular about why dull, stable behavior is more prevalent than one might expect within a mathematical macrocosm so rife with nonlinearity.

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