Influential disease foci in epidemics and underlying mechanisms: a field experiment and simulations.

@article{Estep2014InfluentialDF,
  title={Influential disease foci in epidemics and underlying mechanisms: a field experiment and simulations.},
  author={Laura K. Estep and Kathryn E. Sackett and Christopher C Mundt},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={1854-62}
}
Pathogen invasions pose a growing threat to ecosystem stability and public health. Guidelines for the timing and spatial extent of control measures for pathogen invasions are currently limited, however. We conducted a field experiment using wheat (Triticum aestivum) stripe rust, caused by the wind-dispersed fungus Puccinia striiformis, to study the extent to which host heterogeneity in an initial outbreak focus influences subsequent disease spread. We varied the frequency of susceptible host… CONTINUE READING
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