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- Smith, Val H.; Holt, Robert D.; Smith, Marilyn S.; Niu, Yafen; Barfield, Michael
- Israel journal of ecology & evolution 2015 v.61 no.1 pp. 37-49
- cell culture; death; epidemiology; fungi; host-pathogen relationships; hosts; infectious diseases; metabolism; models; mortality; pathogens; physiological state
- ... Resource theory and metabolic scaling theory suggest that the dynamics of a pathogen within a host should strongly depend upon the rate of host cell metabolism. Once an infection occurs, key ecological interactions occur on or within the host organism that determine whether the pathogen dies out, persists as a chronic infection, or grows to densities that lead to host death. We hypothesize that, i ...
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