Polymorphic P Systems with Non-cooperative Rules and No Ingredients

  • Sergiu IvanovEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8961)


Polymorphic P systems represent a variant of the bio-inspired computational model of P systems, in which the rules are not explicitly given in the description of the system, but are implicitly defined by the contents of certain membranes. In this paper we give a characterisation of the most basic class of such systems, in which only non-cooperative rules are allowed and no ingredients are included. We start by formulating two different formal definitions of non-cooperativity and then show that they have the same generative power. We also show that the generative power of polymorphic P systems is less than \(NRE\) and, finally, that the languages produced by such systems form a hierarchy related to the maximal allowed depth of the membrane structure.


Membrane Structure Basic Class Additional Ingredient Conventional Transition Bounded Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LACLUniversité Paris Est – Créteil Val de MarneCréteilFrance

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