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Interpretation

"Weak", "Moderate", and "Strong"

Interpretation of results is the final and crucial step of quantitative colocalization analysis.

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The table below presents the results of colocalization calculations based on the use of simple linguistic variables, such as "Weak", "Moderate", and "Strong"*.

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This is the terminology we recommend using to describe your colocalization data:

Degree of colocalization/fuzzy linguistic variable/

Value of coefficients

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Very Weak

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Weak

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Moderate

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Strong

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Very Strong

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Rr

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- 1.0 ~ 

- 0.27

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- 0.26 ~

 0.09

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0.1 ~ 

0.48

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0.49 ~ 

0.84

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0.85 ~

  1.0

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R

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0 ~

 0.49

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0.50 ~

 0.70

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0.71 ~

 0.88

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0.89 ~

 0.97

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0.98 ~

 1.0

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k1-k2

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0 ~

 0.49

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0.50 ~

 0.70

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0.71 ~

 0.88

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0.89 ~

 0.97

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0.98 ~

 1.0

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m1-m2

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0 ~

 0.54

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0.50 ~

 0.77

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0.78 ~

 0.94

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0.96 ~

 0.98

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0.99 ~

 1.0

*To read the article explaining the use of fuzzy linguistic variables and computer simulation for interpretation of quantitative colocalization data in details, go to Nature Publishing Group Scientific Reports.

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