Competition and coexistence in host-parasite systems: the myxomatosis case

@article{Aparicio2004CompetitionAC,
  title={Competition and coexistence in host-parasite systems: the myxomatosis case},
  author={Juan Pablo Aparicio and Hern{\'a}n G. Solari and Never Bonino},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={71-85}
}
Co-circulation of several strains of parasites has been observed in many host-parasite systems. However, simple epidemiological models cannot sustain this coexistence. In this work we study the coexistence of viral strains in the myxomatosis case. Myxomatosis, a highly lethal disease of the European rabbit, has been used in Australia and Europe as a biological control of rabbit populations. A few years after its introduction, the original highly virulent strains were almost completely replaced… CONTINUE READING