Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015

  • A System of Coupled Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations Describing Avascular Tumour Growth Are Solved Numerically Using Parallel Programming to Assess Computational Speedup

    Paul M. Darbyshire

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015
    Pages: 65-73
    Received: 3 August 2015
    Accepted: 13 August 2015
    Published: 26 August 2015
    Abstract: The challenging issues of cancer prevention and cure lie in the need for a more detailed knowledge of the internal processes and mechanisms of tumour growth. We present a mathematical model of avascular tumour growth formulated in a system of coupled nonlinear PDEs. The interaction between the surrounding tissue and cell motility of the developing ... Show More
  • In Silico Investigations on Basal Stem Rot Disease and Biocontrol in Elaeis Guineensis

    Ezebuo Fortunatus Chidolue, Lukong Colin Banboye, Okafor Irene Ngozi, Onuoha Maxwell Chijioke

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015
    Pages: 74-80
    Received: 31 July 2015
    Accepted: 8 August 2015
    Published: 8 September 2015
    Abstract: Palm oil is the main vegetable oil produced in Nigeria and Elaeis guineensis's health is crucial in obtaining maximum production of oil. The genus Ganoderma belongs to the family of Ganodermataceae, which causes white rots of hardwoods in many woody plants like E. guineensis by decomposing their lignin with peroxidase and laccase. Introducing endop... Show More