Solving the independent set problem by sticker based DNA computers ()

Hassan Taghipour, Ahad Taghipour, Mahdi Rezaei, Heydar Ali Esmaili

Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.

Department of Pathology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.

**DOI: **10.4236/ajmb.2012.22017
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Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.

Department of Pathology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.

In this paper, the sticker based DNA computing was used for solving the independent set problem. At first, solution space was constructed by using appropriate DNA memory complexes. We defined a new operation called “divide” and applied it in construction of solution space. Then, by application of a sticker based parallel algorithm using biological operations, independent set problem was resolved in polynomial time.

Keywords

Parallel Computing; Sticker Based DNA Computers; Independent Set Problem; NP-Complete Problem

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Taghipour, H. , Taghipour, A. , Rezaei, M. and Esmaili, H. (2012) Solving the independent set problem by sticker based DNA computers. *American Journal of Molecular Biology*, **2**, 153-158. doi: 10.4236/ajmb.2012.22017.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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