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A Symbolic and Graphical Gene Regulation Model of the lac Operon

Garret Suen
Organization: University of Calgary
Department: Computer Science
Christian J. Jacob
Organization: University of Calgary
Department: Computer Science

2003 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Imperial College, London

We present a symbolic, grammar-based model for the classic lac operon gene regulation system implemented in Mathematica. This functional model focuses on the information processing aspect of gene regulation through pattern matching on symbolic expressions. Our lac operon notebook provides a viewer component for animated, two-dimensional visualization of the simulated gene interaction processes, and is also connected to a 3D visualization engine.

*Applied Mathematics
*Science > Biology
*Science > Chemistry

gene regulation model, lac operon, 3D visualization, 2D visualization
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