Computation in Living Cells: Gene Assembly in Ciliates / Edition 1

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Overview

This monograph gives an accessible account of both the biology and the formal analysis of the gene assembly process. It can be used as a textbook for either graduate courses or seminars.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540407959
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Natural Computing Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Prof. Rozenberg is multiple Springer author/editor of, e.g., the LNCS series Advances in Petri Nets, of ICALP proceedings, of "DNA Computing – New Computing Paradigms" by George Paun, Grzegorz Rozenberg, Arto Salomaa, of the "Handbook of Formal Languages" edited by Grzegorz Rozenberg, Arto Salomaa (3 volumes). Rozenberg is also founding editor of the EATCS Texts and Monographs Series and the Natural Computing Series.

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Table of Contents

Notation
Pt. I Biological Background
1 An Overview of the Cell 3
2 Ciliates 23
3 Molecular Operations for Gene Assembly 37
Pt. II Formal Modelling of Gene Assembly
4 Model Forming 47
5 Mathematical Preliminaries 57
6 MDS Arrangements and MDS Descriptors 67
7 MDS Descriptor Pointer Reduction System 75
8 Legal Strings 83
9 String Pointer Reduction System 91
10 Overlap Graphs 99
11 Graph Pointer Reduction System 109
Pt. III Properties of Gene Assembly
12 Invariants 121
13 Patterns of Subsets of Rules 131
14 Gene Assembly Through Cyclic Graph Decomposition 151
Pt. IV Epilogue
15 Intermolecular Model 179
16 Discussion 187
References 193
Index 197
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