Population genetics of infectious diseases
Course presentation for BIOL 509.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Population genetics of infectious diseases
Population genetics of infectious disease
November 13, 2014
Rosemary McCloskey Infectious diseases November 13, 2014 1 / 20
Infectious disease: disease caused by presence of a pathogenic
organism in the host (bacteria, virus)
1 How does the concept of eective population size apply to an
2 How do epidemics get started?
3 Why is it ever advantageous for a pathogen to kill its host?
Rosemary McCloskey Infectious diseases November 13, 2014 2 / 20
Pathogens evolve quickly