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vol. 176, no. 1 the american naturalist july 2010 The Evolution of Host-Parasite Range

Summary: vol. 176, no. 1 the american naturalist july 2010
The Evolution of Host-Parasite Range
A. Best,1,* A. White,2
EŽ. Kisdi,3
J. Antonovics,4
M. A. Brockhurst,5
and M. Boots1
1. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, England, United Kingdom; 2. Department of
Mathematics and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, United
Kingdom; 3. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland; 4. Department of
Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904; 5. School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
L69 7ZB, England, United Kingdom
Submitted November 6, 2009; Accepted February 15, 2010; Electronically published May 13, 2010
Online enhancement: appendix.
abstract: Understanding the coevolution of hosts and parasites is
one of the key challenges for evolutionary biology. In particular, it
is important to understand the processes that generate and maintain
variation. Here, we examine a coevolutionary model of hosts and
parasites where infection does not depend on absolute rates of trans-
mission and defense but is approximately all-or-nothing, depending


Source: Antonovics, Janis - Department of Biology, University of Virginia


Collections: Biology and Medicine