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Molecules 2018, 23(6), 1307; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23061307

Small Universal Bacteria and Plasmid Computing Systems

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College of Computer and Communication Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
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Department of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid (UPM), Campus de Montegancedo, 28660 Boadilla del Monte, Spain
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Received: 25 April 2018 / Revised: 18 May 2018 / Accepted: 21 May 2018 / Published: 29 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Computing and Bioinformatics)
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Bacterial computing is a known candidate in natural computing, the aim being to construct “bacterial computers” for solving complex problems. In this paper, a new kind of bacterial computing system, named the bacteria and plasmid computing system (BP system), is proposed. We investigate the computational power of BP systems with finite numbers of bacteria and plasmids. Specifically, it is obtained in a constructive way that a BP system with 2 bacteria and 34 plasmids is Turing universal. The results provide a theoretical cornerstone to construct powerful bacterial computers and demonstrate a concept of paradigms using a “reasonable” number of bacteria and plasmids for such devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: bacterial computing; bacteria and plasmid system; Turing universality; recursively enumerable function bacterial computing; bacteria and plasmid system; Turing universality; recursively enumerable function
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Wang, X.; Zheng, P.; Ma, T.; Song, T. Small Universal Bacteria and Plasmid Computing Systems. Molecules 2018, 23, 1307.

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