A new discrete distribution induced by the Luria-Delbruck mutation model Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we study a limiting distribution induced by Bartlett's formulation of the Luria-Delbrck mutation model. We establish the validity of the probability generating function and devise an algorithm for computing the probability mass function. Maximum-likelihood estimation and asymptotic behaviour of the distribution are considered. 2010 Taylor & Francis.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zheng, Q. i.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Zheng, Qi

publication date

  • January 2010