Virulence and transmission modes in metapopulations: when group selection increases virulence.

  • J B Ferdy
  • Published 2009 in Journal of theoretical biology

Abstract

Individuals that are infected by a pathogen can transmit it to unrelated conspecifics (horizontal transmission) or to their progeny when they reproduce (vertical transmission). The mechanisms of these two routes of transmission are different and this difference impacts the way virulence evolves in pathogens. More precisely, horizontal transmission depends… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.09.032

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@article{Ferdy2009VirulenceAT, title={Virulence and transmission modes in metapopulations: when group selection increases virulence.}, author={J B Ferdy}, journal={Journal of theoretical biology}, year={2009}, volume={256 2}, pages={286-96} }