THE COALESCENT

@inproceedings{JF1980THEC,
  title={THE COALESCENT},
  author={C. J-F and Kingman},
  year={1980}
}
The n-coalescent is a continuous-time Markov chain on a finite set of states, which describes the family relationships among a sample of n members drawn from a large haploid population. Its transition probabilities can be calculated from a factorization of the chain into two independent components, a pure death process and a discrete-time jump chain. For a deeper study, it is useful to construct a more complicated Markov process in which n-coalescents for all values of n are embedded in a… Expand

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