Drug-resistant parasites and aggregated infection - Early-season dynamics

Stephen J. Cornell, Valerie S. Isham, Bryan T. Grenfell

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Abstract

We investigate the effect of spatial aggregation in the infection dynamics of nematode parasites in ruminants. We show that a high degree of spatial aggregation is likely to lead to a dramatically enhanced rate of invasion by drug-resistant strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-360
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of mathematical biology
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Drug resistance
  • Nematode
  • Parasite

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