The population dynamics of communities of parasitic helminths.

  title={The population dynamics of communities of parasitic helminths.},
  author={Mick G. Roberts and Andrew P Dobson},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  volume={126 2},
This paper considers the dynamics of a host (animal) species that would grow exponentially in the absence of parasitism, and a community of parasite species that may regulate this growth. The model consists of a single differential equation for the host and one for each of the parasite species. This level of simplicity is achieved by assuming that each parasite species has a negative binomial distribution within the host population, with either zero covariance between the species (exploitation… CONTINUE READING

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