Evolution in a host-parasite system


Britton, N. F., 2009. Evolution in a host-parasite system. World Scientific, pp. 157-169.

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    Some organisms employ multiple defence strategies against their enemies, while others fail to employ a defence that seems obvious. We shall investigate three questions for host-parasite systems. (1) Under what circumstances does it pay for a host to employ a given defence strategy against one of its parasites? (2) If alternative strategies are available, how is the appropriate strategy chosen? (3) When is it appropriate to employ multiple defence strategies against all enemy? We shall illustrate our results in two cases of brood parasites and their hosts. The paper by Britton et al. (2007) contains more background details on the basic model and the analysis but the extensions to the model and some of the results are new.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)
    CreatorsBritton, N. F.
    EditorsMondaini, R. P.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
    Publisher StatementBritton_BIOMAT_2008.pdf: 'Evolution in a host-parasite system', N. Britton, in 'BIOMAT 2008: International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology' Copyright @ 2008 World Scientific Publishing. Reproduce here with permission from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
    ID Code17545
    Additional InformationBritton, N. F. International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology 22-27 November, 2008 Campos do Jordao, BRAZIL


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