Individual gene expression patterns are encoded into a series of eigenvector patterns ('WGCNA' package). Using the framework of linear model-based differential expression comparisons ('limma' package), time-course expression patterns for genes in different conditions are compared and analyzed for significant pattern changes. For reference, see: Greenham K, Sartor RC, Zorich S, Lou P, Mockler TC and McClung CR. eLife. 2020 Sep 30;9(4).