Linking lineage and population observables in biological branching processes.

Published on Apr 1, 2019in Physical Review E2.296
· DOI :10.1103/PHYSREVE.99.042413
Reinaldo García-García8
Estimated H-index: 8
(PSL Research University),
Arthur Genthon3
Estimated H-index: 3
(PSL Research University),
David Lacoste21
Estimated H-index: 21
(PSL Research University)
Using a population dynamics inspired by an ensemble of growing cells, a set of fluctuation theorems linking observables measured at the lineage and population levels are derived. One of these relations implies inequalities comparing the population doubling time with the mean generation time at the lineage or population levels. We argue that testing these inequalities provides useful insights into the underlying mechanism controlling the division rate in such branching processes.
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