Aqueous Simulations of Membrane Computations

A scheme of definitions that formalizes a limited family of membrane computations is presented. The purpose is to provide a link between one of the approaches to biomolecular computation, called aqueous computing, and the newly developing concept of membrane computing, also called P-systems computing. This link allows one to view the already completed aqueous computations as wet lab realizations, or test tube simulations, of P-systems computations. It is hoped that the elementary linkage established here will be expanded and that it will suggest further developments in both P-systems and aqueous computing.

: membrane computing, P-systems, aqueous computing, molecular computing, DNA computing.