Two-step infection processes can lead to coevolution between functionally independent infection and resistance pathways.

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There is growing evidence that successful infection of hosts by pathogens requires a series of independent steps. However, how multistep infection processes affect host-pathogen coevolution is unclear. We present a coevolutionary model, inspired by empirical observations from a range of host-pathogen systems, where the infection process consists of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01578.x

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@article{Fenton2012TwostepIP, title={Two-step infection processes can lead to coevolution between functionally independent infection and resistance pathways.}, author={Andrew Karl Fenton and Janis Antonovics and Michael A Brockhurst}, journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution}, year={2012}, volume={66 7}, pages={2030-41} }