Natural Computing Series

Computation in Living Cells

Gene Assembly in Ciliates

Authors: Ehrenfeucht, A., Harju, T., Petre, I., Prescott, D.M., Rozenberg, G.

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About this Textbook

Natural Computing is concerned with computation that is taking place in Nature. The investigation of computations in living cells is one of the central and fastest growing areas of research in this field. Gene assembly in ciliates (unicellular organisms) is a splendid example of such computations, and it is fascinating from both the biological and the computational viewpoints. As a matter of fact, both biology and the science of computation have benefited from the interdisciplinary research on the computational nature of gene assembly – this work has helped to clarify important biological aspects of gene assembly, yielded novel insights into the nature of computation, and broadened our understanding of what computation is about.

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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • An Overview of the Cell

    Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Ciliates

    Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 23-35

  • Molecular Operations for Gene Assembly

    Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

  • Model Forming

    Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 47-56

  • Mathematical Preliminaries

    Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 57-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computation in Living Cells
Book Subtitle
Gene Assembly in Ciliates
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06371-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06371-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-40795-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07401-1
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
Topics