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Modeling of Biological Processes by Using Membrane Computing Formalism

Ravie Chandren Muniyandi1 and Abdullah Mohd. Zin1
  • 1 Faculty of Technology and Information Science, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia


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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 11, 2009, 1960-1968


Submitted On: 29 July 2009 Published On: 30 November 2009

How to Cite: Muniyandi, R. C. & Zin, A. M. (2009). Modeling of Biological Processes by Using Membrane Computing Formalism. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(11), 1960-1968.

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  • Membrane computing formalism
  • modeling biological processes