(1988). "Movable finite automata (MFA) models for biological systems I: Bacteriophage assembly and operation."<i> Journal of Theoretical Biology</i> 131(3), 351-385.
(1988). "Movable finite automata (MFA) models for biological systems I: Bacteriophage assembly and operation." Journal of Theoretical Biology 131(3), 351-385.
Richard L. Thompson and Narendra S. Goel | La Jolla Institute, P.O. Box 1434, La Jolla, CA 92038, (U.S.A.) and Department of Systems Science, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY 13901
Thompson, Richard L., and Narendra S. Goel. "Movable finite automata (MFA) models for biological systems I: Bacteriophage assembly and operation." Journal of Theoretical Biology 131, no. 3 (1988), 351-385.
A new class of models, called Movable Finite Automata (MFA) models, is introduced. MFA models are physically realistic, but still share some of the features of cellular automata that make the latter easy to handle mathematically and computationally. They are found to be quite versatile in modeling the self-organization of biological systems. Their use in simulating the interaction of protein molecules in the self-assembly and operation of the T4 bacteriophage is described. The results of these simulations carried out on a microcomputer, are given. * This research was, in part, supported by a Biomedical Research Support Grant SO7RR07149-12, awarded by the Biomedical Research Support Grant Program Division of Research Resources, National Institute of Health, and a grant from NASA.