The theoretical characterization of the self-organizing molecular structures emerging from ensembles of distinct interacting chemicals turns to be very important in revealing those dynamics that led to the transition from the non-living to the living matter as well as in the design of artificial protocells. In this work we aim at studying the role of a semi-permeable membrane, i.e. a very simple protocell description, in the dynamics of a stochastic model describing randomly generated catalytic reaction sets (CRSs) of molecules
A model of protocell based on the introduction of a semi-permeable membrane in a stochastic model of catalytic reaction networks / Serra, Roberto; Alessandro, Filisetti; Alex, Graudenzi; Chiara, Damiani; Villani, Marco. - In: ELECTRONIC PROCEEDINGS IN THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE. - ISSN 2075-2180. - ELETTRONICO. - 130:(2013), pp. 70-73. (Intervento presentato al convegno Wivace 2013 - Italian Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation tenutosi a Milan, Italy nel July 1-2, 2013) [10.4204/EPTCS.130.10].