American Journal of Applied Sciences

Modeling of Biological Processes by Using Membrane Computing Formalism

Ravie Chandren Muniyandi and Abdullah Mohd. Zin

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.1960.1968

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 11

Pages 1960-1968

Abstract

Problem statement: Membrane computing has structural resemblance with the cell structure. This characteristic provides the versatility in the modeling of biological processes. Approach: This study was carried to discuss the membrane computing formalism in modeling biological processes by analyzing two examples: Photosynthesis in chloroplast and Sodium-Potassium exchange pump. Results: The modeling of these two examples showed membrane computing formalism has the capability to capture the fundamental features and elements of biological processes. Conclusion: There are flexibilities and advantages in modeling biological processes with membrane computing but its formalism need further expansion to accommodate complex biological processes.

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© 2009 Ravie Chandren Muniyandi and Abdullah Mohd. Zin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.