Formal Methods in Software and Systems Modeling

Volume 3393 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 116-133

Graph Transformation in Molecular Biology

  • Francesc RossellóAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, Research Institute of Health Science (IUNICS), University of the Balearic Islands
  • , Gabriel ValienteAffiliated withDepartment of Software, Technical University of Catalonia

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In the beginning, one of the main fields of application of graph transformation was biology, and more specifically morphology. Later, however, it was like if the biological applications had been left aside by the graph transformation community, just to be moved back into the mainstream these very last years with a new interest in molecular biology. In this paper, we review several fields of application of graph grammars in molecular biology, including: the modelling of higher-dimensional structures of biomolecules, the description of biochemical reactions, and the study of biochemical pathways.