A baseline model for the co-evolution of hosts and pathogens.

@article{Bennett2008ABM,
  title={A baseline model for the co-evolution of hosts and pathogens.},
  author={Rachel Bennett and Roger G. Bowers},
  journal={Journal of mathematical biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={791-809}
}
The basic reproduction ratio (R (0)) is the expected number of secondary cases per primary in a totally susceptible population. In a baseline model, faced with an individual host strain pathogen virulence evolves to maximise R (0) which yields monomorphism. The basic depression ratio (D (0)) is the amount by which the total population is decreased, per… CONTINUE READING