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Membrane Systems with Qualitative Evolution Rules

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In membrane systems, biochemical reactions taking place in the compartments of a cell are abstracted to evolution rules that specify which and how many objects are consumed and produced. The recently proposed reaction systems also investigate processes carried by biochemical reactions, but the resulting computational model is remarkably different. A key difference is that in reaction systems, biochemical reactions are modeled using a qualitative rather than a quantitative approach. In this paper, we introduce so-called set membrane systems, a variant of membrane systems with qualitative evolution rules inspired by reaction systems. We then relate set membrane systems to Petri nets which leads to a new class of Petri nets: set-nets with localities. This Petri net model provides a faithful match with theoperational semantics of set membrane systems.

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Author(s): Kleijn J, Koutny M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Fundamenta Informaticae

Year: 2011

Volume: 110

Issue: 1-4

Pages: 217-230

Print publication date: 09/09/2011

ISSN (print): 0169-2968

ISSN (electronic): 1875-8681

Publisher: IOS Press


DOI: 10.3233/FI-2011-539


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