## Applications of Membrane ComputingGabriel Ciobanu, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, Gheorghe Păun Membrane computing is a branch of natural computing which investigates computing models abstracted from the structure and functioning of living cells and from their interactions in tissues or higher-order biological structures. The models considered, called membrane systems (P systems), are parallel, distributed computing models, processing multisets of symbols in cell-like compartmental architectures. In many applications membrane systems have considerable advantages – among these are their inherently discrete nature, parallelism, transparency, scalability and nondeterminism. In dedicated chapters, leading experts explain most of the applications of membrane computing reported so far, in biology, computer science, computer graphics and linguistics. The book also contains detailed reviews of the software tools used to simulate P systems. |

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### Contents

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P System Models for Mechanosensitive Channels | 43 |

P Systems for Biological Dynamics | 82 |

Modeling Respiration in Bacteria and RespirationPhotosynthesis Interaction in Cyanobacteria Using a P System Simulator | 129 |

Modeling CellMediated Immunity by Means of P Systems | 159 |

A Membrane Computing Model of Photosynthesis | 181 |

Modeling p53 Signaling Pathways by Using Multiset Processing | 203 |

Static Sorting P Systems | 215 |

An Analysis of a Public Key Protocol with Membranes | 283 |

Membrane Algorithms Approximate Algorithms for NPComplete Optimization Problems | 303 |

Computationally Hard Problems Addressed Through P Systems | 315 |

Linguistic Membrane Systems and Applications | 347 |

Parsing with P Automata | 389 |

Available Membrane Computing Software | 411 |

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MembraneBased Devices Used in Computer Graphics | 253 |

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Applications of Membrane Computing Gabriel Ciobanu,Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez,Gheorghe Păun No preview available - 2007 |

Applications of Membrane Computing Gabriel Ciobanu,Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez,Gheorghe Păun No preview available - 2005 |

Applications of Membrane Computing Gabriel Ciobanu,Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez,Gheorghe Păun No preview available - 2010 |