Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes. (English) Zbl 1064.60177

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In the first part the authors show that coagulation and fragmentation are inverse phenomena when Dirichlet and Poisson-Dirichlet processes are involved in a convenient way. They show in the second part that their dual fragmentation and coagulation chains are naturally connected to the genealogy of Yule processes after time-changing. They also consider the case of a continuous state Yule process.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1047.68003].


60J80 Branching processes (Galton-Watson, birth-and-death, etc.)
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