branching process


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branching process

[′branch·iŋ ′präs·əs]
(statistics)
A stochastic process in which the members of a population may have offspring and the lines of descent branch out as the new members are born.
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In our study, we use a branching process model to estimate the probability distribution of outbreak sizes resulting from the introduction of an Ebola case to a new country where the reproductive number R (i.
The branching process improves by using of polyfunctional monomer [19, 21, 22] and the materials known as iniferters such as Thiuram disulfides [23-25] and dithiocarbamates [26].
The project has three components: (1) a study of variation in longevity, focusing on perturbation analysis of Markov chain models for mortality, (2) an analysis of the reward structure of populations, to quantify individual stochasticity in reproduction and other properties, and (3) the development of models to incorporate heterogeneity and stochasticity into branching process models and diffusion models.
The inflorescence architecture is determined by the branching process (Benlloch et al.
Some reporting their own research and others surveying the literature, they cover record statistics, characterizing distributions through bivariate regression on differences of records, regenerative branching processes, conditional limit theorems for a continuous time and state branching process, large families and exceedances in branching processes, offspring extremes in branching processes, and statistical inferences for branching processes.
Keywords: Stochastic L-system, multitype branching process, phase-type, generating functions, plant development, plant growth models, GreenLab
As the Monte Carlo moves are made, what is called a mathematical branching process is used to correct the guesses importance function.
Most importantly, branching processes failed that would normally be needed to rotate the branching process into the third dimension--essential to developing a three-dimensional organ.
In the developing kidney, GATA3 is expressed in the ureteric bud along the branching process that gives rise to the collecting system of the definitive kidney, as well as in the glomerular mesangium and adjacent endocapillary cells.
be a branching process evolving in the random environment generated by a sequence of iid generating functions [f.
A branching process in random environment was first considered by Smith and Wilkinson (11).
The first- and last-birth problems for a multitype age-dependent branching process.