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Toward an MP Model of Non-Photochemical Quenching

  • Vincenzo Manca
  • Roberto Pagliarini
  • Simone Zorzan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5391)

Abstract

In this paper we apply the formalism of metabolic P systems for modeling an important phenomenon of photochemical organisms, which determines the plants accommodation to the environmental light. By using some experimental data of this phenomenon, we determine an MP system which discovers, in a specific simplified case, the regulation mechanism underling the non photochemical quenching phenomenon and reproduces, with a good approximation, the observed behavior of the natural system.

Keywords

Light Harvest Complex Photochemical Quenching Chlorophyll Molecule Membrane Computing Excited Chlorophyll 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Manca
    • 1
  • Roberto Pagliarini
    • 1
  • Simone Zorzan
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentVerona UniversityVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Biotechnological DepartmentVerona UniversityVeronaItaly

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