Maximal e -CCC-Biclusters in a discretized matrix. This figure shows all maximal 1-CCC-Biclusters with at least two rows that can be identified in the discretized matrix in Figure 1. Note that several of these 1-CCC-Biclusters can be defined by more than one expression pattern. For example, B1 can be defined by SB 1= [D], as shown in the figure, but can also be defined by SB 1= [N] or SB 1= [U]. Other 1-CCC-Biclusters are defined by expression patterns not occurring in the discretized matrix in the contiguous columns identifying the biclusters. This is the case of 1-CCC-Bicluster B2, for example, defined by the pattern SB 2= [D D], which does not occur in the columns C1–C2.