biology, human evolution and medicine. The branching processes discussed include Galton-Watson, Markov, Bellman-Harris, Multitype, and General Processes. As an aid to understanding specific examples, two introductory chapters, and two glossaries are included that provide background material in mathematics and in biology. The book will be of interest to scientists who work in quantitative modeling of biological systems, particularly probabilists, mathematical biologists, biostatisticians, cell biologists, molecular biologists, and bioinformaticians.
The authors are a mathematician and cell biologist who have collaborated for more than a decade in the field of branching processes in biology.
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Table of ContentsMotivating Examples and Other Preliminaries.- Biological Background.- The Galton-Watson Process.- The Age-Dependent Process: Markov Case.- The Bellman-Harris Process.- Multitype Processes.- Branching Processes with Infinitely Many Types.- References.- Appendices.