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Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Pierluigi Frisco

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

How could we use living cells to perform computation? Would our definition of computation change as a consequence of this? Could such a cell-computer outperform digital computers? These are some of ... More


Symport/antiport

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter presents one of the most studied models of membrane systems: P systems with symport/antiport. Their simple and elegant method of operation has caught the interest of many researchers and ... More


Petri nets

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter studies Petri nets and P/T systems as computing devices and it links some components present in them to their computational power. This chapter proves that the combination of different ... More


Splicing

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

Splicing P systems, the model of membrane system presented in this chapter, has been inspired by a complex biological process involving DNA molecules and enzymes. After introducing ... More


Dynamic topological structures

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter considers P systems with active membranes, a model of membrane systems able to modify their underlying structure while computing: membranes, and related compartments, can be created or ... More


Catalysts

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

A specific kind of chemical reaction, biochemical reactions involving catalysts, inspired the model of membrane systems, called P systems with catalysts, are considered in this chapter. Some of these ... More


Spiking

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

Spiking neural P systems are the subject of this chapter. They were inspired by a very specific kind of cell: neurons, and their method of operation mimics the functioning of these ... More


Conformons

Pierluigi Frisco

in Computing with Cells: Advances in Membrane Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542864
eISBN:
9780191715679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542864.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

Differently from the rest of the models of membrane systems presented in this book, conformon P systems, are not based on a specific intra- or intercell process. They have been inspired by a ... More


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