Evolution of virulence: interdependence, constraints, and selection using nested models.

@article{Gilchrist2006EvolutionOV,
  title={Evolution of virulence: interdependence, constraints, and selection using nested models.},
  author={Michael A. Gilchrist and Daniel Coombs},
  journal={Theoretical population biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={145-53}
}
Natural selection acts on virus populations at two distinct but interrelated levels: within individual hosts and between them. Studies of the evolution of virulence typically focus on selection acting at the epidemiological or between-host level and demonstrate the importance of trade-offs between disease transmission and virulence rates. Within-host studies reach similar conclusions regarding trade-offs between transmission and virulence at the level of individual cells. Studies which examine… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
52 Citations
53 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 52 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 53 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…