Modelling the Spatial Dynamics of Plant Viruses

Morgan, D. and Morse, D.R. (1996) Modelling the Spatial Dynamics of Plant Viruses. Aspects of Applied Biology, 46 . pp. 257-262. ISSN 0265-1491. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A computer model is described which simulates the temporal and spatial dynamics of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). The model is composed of three sub-models which described: (i) aphid population dynamics (incorporating aphid/vector immigration, development, mortality and reproduction), (ii) aphid dispersal (distinction between primary infection and secondary spread of virus is made), and (iii) virus epidemiology (incorporating acquisition, transmission and latent periods of virus in both vector and host). Simulation using the model suggested that the latent period of the virus in its plant host and dispersal of apterous vectors had the greatest influence on virus incidence. Although at a prototype stage the model seems to provide a sound basis for the development of a practical system for management of BYDV.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 17:11
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2009 17:11
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21415 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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