In a novel approach, the standard birth-death process is extended to incorporate a fundamental mechanism undergone by intracellular bacteria, phagocytosis. The model accounts for stochastic interaction between bacteria and cells of the immune system and heterogeneity in susceptibility to infection of individual hosts within a population. Model output is the… (More)
The notion of a bipartite folding of a PLA is introduced. An efficient branch and bound algorithm is presented which finds an optimal bipartite folding of a PLA. The experimental results give additional justification to this folding technique.