The impact of epidemiological parameters on the phylogeny of pathogen strains

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Japan

Isao Kawaguchi

Isao Kawaguchi

Great diversity has been found in the phylogenetic, or "genealogical tree", relationship within the species of pathogens. Quite little is known, however, on how these striking differences in tree shapes are related to epidemiological parameters like transmission rate, virulence, and recovery rate, and to the population genetical parameters. In this study, I simulate a host-pathogen system, generate phylogenetic trees from the simulation, and then analyze how their characteristics are related to epidemiological and genetical parameters.

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