Towards a P Systems Pseudomonas Quorum Sensing Model

  • Luca Bianco
  • Dario Pescini
  • Peter Siepmann
  • Natalio Krasnogor
  • Francisco J. Romero-Campero
  • Marian Gheorghe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4361)

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterium that exploits quorum sensing communication to synchronize individuals in a colony and this leads to an increase in the effectiveness of its virulence. In this paper we derived a mechanistic P systems model to describe the behavior of a single bacterium and we discuss a possible approach, based on an evolutionary algorithm, to tune its parameters that will allow a quantitative simulation of the system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Bianco
    • 1
  • Dario Pescini
    • 2
  • Peter Siepmann
    • 3
  • Natalio Krasnogor
    • 3
  • Francisco J. Romero-Campero
    • 4
  • Marian Gheorghe
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e ComunicazioneUniversità degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  3. 3.School of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  4. 4.Research Group on Natural Computing, Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of SevilleSevillaSpain
  5. 5.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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