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Virulence Evolution in Macro-Parasites

  • Andrea Pugliese
Conference paper
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 126)

Abstract

Evolutionary issues are very relevant in the comprehension of emerging or re-emerging disease (Ewald 1994): it seems likely that benign diseases may become, by evolutionary changes in virulence or in the capability of evading immune response, a new threat for the health of humans and animals, and thus be considered ‘emerging diseases’ (Dieckmann et al. 2000).

Keywords

Sexual Reproduction Parasite Species Host Population Evolutionary Stable Strategy Virulence Evolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Pugliese
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversitá di TrentoPovo (TN)Italy

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