(Left): An example cell state network representing the matrix in Equation 8 (self-links not displayed). The dashed circles denote the network’s Strongly Connected Components (SCCs ) (see definition in text). (Middle): The Condensed network is the corresponding network of SCCs, , wherein SCCs are the nodes and a link between two SCCs exists if any of their states are connected. For homeostatic networks, an SCC with dominant eigenvalue is at the apex, while other SCCs have . (Right): We distinguish two compartments, the Renewing compartment , consisting of the apex SCC, with , and the Committed compartment consisting of the remainder, with .