Electronic Communications in Probability
- Electron. Commun. Probab.
- Volume 21 (2016), paper no. 59, 16 pp.
The common ancestor type distribution of a $\Lambda$-Wright-Fisher process with selection and mutation
Using graphical methods based on a ‘lookdown’ and pruned version of the ancestral selection graph, we obtain a representation of the type distribution of the ancestor in a two-type Wright-Fisher population with mutation and selection, conditional on the overall type frequency in the old population. This extends results from  to the case of heavy-tailed offspring, directed by a reproduction measure $\Lambda$. The representation is in terms of the equilibrium tail probabilities of the line-counting process $L$ of the graph. We identify a strong pathwise Siegmund dual of $L$, and characterise the equilibrium tail probabilities of $L$ in terms of hitting probabilities of the dual process.
Electron. Commun. Probab. Volume 21 (2016), paper no. 59, 16 pp.
Received: 11 March 2016
Accepted: 8 August 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 9 September 2016
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Baake, Ellen; Lenz, Ute; Wakolbinger, Anton. The common ancestor type distribution of a $\Lambda$-Wright-Fisher process with selection and mutation. Electron. Commun. Probab. 21 (2016), paper no. 59, 16 pp. doi:10.1214/16-ECP16. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ecp/1473424720.