Membrane Computing

Volume 4361 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 183-196

Towards a Hybrid Metabolic Algorithm

  • Luca BiancoAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Verona
  • , Federico FontanaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Verona

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During recent years stochastic algorithms have deserved much attention from the computational biology research communities. In this paper we derive a hybrid version of the formerly known Metabolic Algorithm that is enriched with stochastic features, whose impact on the dynamics of the system is especially prominent when the amount of metabolite becomes smaller. This hybrid procedure represents a first attempt to let the Metabolic Algorithm deal with low concentrations of substances according to a non-deterministic policy.