Predator's alternative food sources do not support ecoepidemics with two strains-diseased prey

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2013
Authors  Elisa Elena; Maria Grammauro; Ezio Venturino
Journal Title  Network Biology
Volume  3
Issue  1
Pages  29-44
Journal Date  03/2013
Short Title  Predator's alternative food sources do not support ecoepidemics with two strains-diseased prey
Publisher  International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
ISSN Number  2220-8879
Key Words  ecoepidemics; epidemics; predator-prey; two strains
Abstract  

An ecoepidemic model is presented, in which two diseases affect the prey. Predators are allowed to have other food sources. Equilibria are analyzed for feasibility and stability. The most striking result is that in these conditions the two strains cannot both survive in the system, contrary to what is possible to obtain, under suitable assumptions, in standard epidemic models.

URL  http://www.iaees.org/publications/journals/nb/articles/2013-3(1)/predators-alternative-food-sources-do-not-support-ecoepidemics.pdf
DOI  DOI 10.0000/issn-2220-8879-networkbiology-2013-v3-0003
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