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A Reversibility Problem for Fleming-Viot Processes

Zenghu Li, Tokuzo Shiga, and Lihua Yao

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Fleming-Viot processes incorporating mutation and selection are considered. It is well-known that if the mutation factor is of uniform type, the process has a reversible stationary distribution, and it has been an open problem to characterize the class of the processes that have reversible stationary distributions. This paper proves that if a Fleming-Viot process has a reversible stationary distribution, then the associated mutation operator is of uniform type.

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Electron. Commun. Probab., Volume 4 (1999), paper no. 9, 65-76.

Accepted: 22 July 1999
First available in Project Euclid: 2 March 2016

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Primary: 60G57: Random measures
Secondary: 60J60: Diffusion processes [See also 58J65] 92D15: Problems related to evolution

Fleming-Viot processes measure-valueddiffusion reversibility Dirichlet space

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Li, Zenghu; Shiga, Tokuzo; Yao, Lihua. A Reversibility Problem for Fleming-Viot Processes. Electron. Commun. Probab. 4 (1999), paper no. 9, 65--76. doi:10.1214/ECP.v4-1007. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ecp/1456938431

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