• Andrew Schumann
  • Krzysztof Pancerz
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 159)


In moving, the plasmodium switches its direction or even multiplies in accordance with different bio-signals attracting or repelling its motions, e.g. in accordance with pheromones of bacterial food, which attract the plasmodium, and high salt concentrations, which repel it. So, the plasmodium motions can be controlled by different topologies of attractants and repellents so that the plasmodium can be considered a programmable biological device in the form of a timed transition system, where attractants and repellents determine the set of all plasmodium transitions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Information Technology and Management in RzeszowRzeszówPoland
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of RzeszówRzeszówPoland

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