Towards a P Systems Pseudomonas Quorum Sensing Model

TitleTowards a P Systems Pseudomonas Quorum Sensing Model
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBianco, L., Pescini D., Siepmann P., Krasnogor N., Romero-Campero F. J., & Gheorghe M.
Journal TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN Number978-3-540-69088-7
Place PublishedAmsterdam, The Netherlands

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterium that exploits quorum sensing communication to synchronize individuals in a colony and this leads to an increase in the effectiveness of its virulence. In this paper we derived a mechanistic P systems model to describe the behavior of a single bacterium and we discuss a possible approach, based on an evolutionary algorithm, to tune its parameters that will allow a quantitative simulation of the system.

ISSN Number0302-9743