Mathematical model of the population dynamics of brood parasitism: What is the benefit for the host?

Yoshihiro Haraguchi, Hiromi Seno

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Abstract

The problem of how the system of a brood-parasite with parasite-accepting host (i.e. a host that accepts a parasite's eggs) exists in stable equilibrium, is considered. We analyse a mathematical model of host-parasite population dynamics for this system, corresponding to certain cases of brood-parasitic animals where brood-parasitization causes drastic failure of the reproduction of the brood-parasitized host, and discuss the possible benefit to the persistence of a parasite-accepting host from the viewpoint of population dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-297
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Volume174
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jun 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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