A general class of Markovian non-Gaussian bifurcating models for cell lineage data is presented. Examples include bifurcating autoregression, random coefficient autoregression, bivariate exponential, bivariate gamma, and bivariate Poisson models. Quasilikelihood estimation for the model parameters and large-sample properties of the estimates are discussed.

TR Number: 
2003-1
I.V. Basawa and J. Zhou
Key Words: 
Tree-Indexed Data, Bifurcating Autoregressive Models, Maximum Likelihood, Quasilikelihood Estimation, Markovian Models

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