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Fig. 2 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Fig. 2

From: Potential for evolution of complex defense strategies in a multi-scale model of virus-host coevolution

Fig. 2

Transmissibility changes for different receptor binding complexity and host protein mutation rate. The mean transmissibility (ξ) for the last 250 time points (Error bar: one std. dev. over 100 simulations). ξ increases as the receptor binding complexity decreases (shorter L) in which case viruses can target multiple receptors and as the host protein mutation rate (μ hp ) decreases which is due to the more limited speed of protein mutations to counteract the rapidly evolving viruses

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