Patterns of Subsets of Rules

  • Andrzej Ehrenfeucht
  • Tero Harju
  • Ion Petre
  • David M. Prescott
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)


In Chap. 9 we showed that all legal strings are reducible to the empty string by a finite number of applications of the string rules snr, spr, and sdr corresponding to the molecular operations ld, hi, and dlad. In particular, this is true for all realistic legal strings. A central question for understanding the role of this set of operations in the process of assembly is the following. What kind of realistic MDS arrangements (corresponding to realistic legal strings) can be successfully assembled by various subsets of this set?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Ehrenfeucht
    • 1
  • Tero Harju
    • 2
  • Ion Petre
    • 3
  • David M. Prescott
    • 4
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  4. 4.Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  5. 5.Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer ScienceLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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