Evolution of host-parasitoid network through homeochaotic dynamics.

  title={Evolution of host-parasitoid network through homeochaotic dynamics.},
  author={Takashi Ikegami and Kunihiko Kaneko},
  volume={2 3},
Host-parasitoid systems with evolving mutation rates are studied. By increasing the growth rate of hosts, the diversity of both species is maintained dynamically. For the lower growth rate, diversity is brought about by mere parasitism. The average mutation rate for parasites is elevated to a high value, while that for hosts is suppressed at a low level. For the higher growth rate, the mutation rates for both hosts and parasites are elevated to form a symbiotic cluster connected by on-going… CONTINUE READING