To cite the Patterns package in publications use:

Bertrand F, Maumy-Bertrand M (2019). Patterns: reverse engineering of biological networks with patterned expressions. R package version 1.1.

Corresponding BibTeX entry:

  @Manual{,
    title = {Patterns: reverse engineering of biological networks with
      patterned expressions},
    author = {F. Bertrand and M. Maumy-Bertrand},
    publisher = {manual},
    year = {2019},
    note = {R package version 1.1},
  }