The impact of environmental change on host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics.

@article{Mostowy2011TheIO,
  title={The impact of environmental change on host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics.},
  author={Rafal Mostowy and Jan Engelst{\"a}dter},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1716},
  pages={2283-92}
}
Environmental factors are known to affect the strength and the specificity of interactions between hosts and parasites. However, how this shapes patterns of coevolutionary dynamics is not clear. Here, we construct a simple mathematical model to study the effect of environmental change on host-parasite coevolutionary outcome when interactions are of the matching-alleles or the gene-for-gene type. Environmental changes may effectively alter the selective pressure and the level of specialism in… CONTINUE READING