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Graphical analysis of evolutionary trade-off in sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi transmission modes
The notion of evolutionary trade-off (one attribute increasing at the expense of another) is central to the evolution of traits, well-studied especially in life-history theory, where a framework first developed by Levins ...
The role of the ratio of vector and host densities in the evolution of transmission modes in vector-borne diseases. The example of sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi
Pathogens may use different routes of transmission to maximize their spread among host populations. Theoretical and empirical work conducted on directly-transmitted diseases suggest that horizontal (i.e., through host ...
Influence of vectors' risk-spreading strategies and environmental stochasticity on the epidemiology and evolution of vector-borne diseaes: the example of Chagas' disease
(Public Library of Science, 2013)
Insects are known to display strategies that spread the risk of encountering unfavorable conditions, thereby decreasing the extinction probability of genetic lineages in unpredictable environments. To what extent these ...