1 November 2018
Stochastic Processes and their Applications
© 2018 Elsevier B.V. We consider branching processes consisting of particles (individuals) of two types (type L and type S) in which only particles of type L have offspring, proving estimates for the survival probability and the (tail of) the distribution of the total number of particles. Such processes are in some sense closer to single- than to multi-type branching processes. Nonetheless, the second, barren, type complicates the analysis significantly. The results proved here (about point and survival probabilities) are a key ingredient in the analysis of bounded-size Achlioptas processes in a recent paper by the last two authors.
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