[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The possibility of incorporating a chiral fourth generation into a SUSY-GUT is investigated. Precision fits to electroweak observables require us to introduce light supersymmetric particles, with masses less than mZ. These particles might also provide decay channels for fourth generation quarks of mass ~ 100 GeV. We also require tan(beta) to lie in the range 1.50 <~ tan(beta) <~ 1.75 and obtain an upper limit on the lightest Higgs boson mass in the MSSM4 of 152 GeV. Comment: Minor changes. Version to appear in Phys. Lett. B
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We investigate the possibility of incorporating a chiral fourth generation into a GUT model. We find that in order to do so, precision fits to electroweak observables demand the introduction of light (< M_Z) supersymmetric particles. This also enables us to provide decay channels to the fourth-generation quarks. Perturbative consistency sets an upper bound on the coloured supersymmetric spectrum. The upper limit on the lightest Higgs boson is calculated and found to be above the present experimental lower limit.