Tissue correlations in linear samples

J. K. Percus

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A line sample is made through an aggregate of many tissue types. The question treated is whether the observed distribution of heterotype contacts is consistent with a random placement of the tissues. A generating function in the form of a weighted Markov chain is set up and analyzed for various assumptions as to a priori probabilities. The case in which all tissue types but the pair being assayed are combined in a communal tissue is solved explicitly in the limit of a large sample. Corrections due to finite sample size and to the detailed structure of the communal tissue are carried out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-299
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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