Modelling host cell availability and the crowding effect in Eimeria infections.

@article{Johnston2001ModellingHC,
  title={Modelling host cell availability and the crowding effect in Eimeria infections.},
  author={W T Johnston and Martin W. Shirley and Adrian L Smith and Michael B. Gravenor},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1070-81}
}
Within-host mathematical models of Eimeria maxima and Eimeria praecox infections of the chicken are presented and used to investigate the role of host cell availability as a possible determinant of the so-called 'crowding effect'; whereby the fecundity of the parasites decreases as infectious dose increases. Assumptions about the number of available host cells, the average lifespan of these cells and the age structure within the host-cell population were made and mathematical models were… CONTINUE READING

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