Coexistence in host-pathogen systems


Journal Article

Lanchier and Neuhauser have initiated the study of host-symbiont systems but have concentrated on the case in which the birth rates for unassociated hosts are equal. Here we allow the birth rates to be different and identify cases in which a host with a specialist pathogen can coexist with a second species. Our calculations suggest that it is possible for two hosts with specialist pathogens to coexist but it is not possible for a host with a specialist mutualist to coexist with a second species.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Durrett, R; Lanchier, N

Published Date

  • June 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 118 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1004 - 1021

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-4149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/

Citation Source

  • Scopus