Large-deviation properties of the extended Moran model

@article{Hartmann2017LargedeviationPO,
  title={Large-deviation properties of the extended Moran model},
  author={Alexander K. Hartmann and Thierry Huillet},
  journal={Physical Review E},
  year={2017}
}
The distributions of the times to the first common ancestor t_mrca is numerically studied for an ecological population model, the extended Moran model. This model has a fixed population size N. The number of descendants is drawn from a beta distribution Beta(alpha, 2-alpha) for various choices of alpha. This includes also the classical Moran model (alpha->0) as well as the uniform distribution (alpha=1). Using a statistical mechanics-based large-deviation approach, the distributions can be… 
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