TABLE 2

Parameters of the model and their description

ParameterMeaning
NfNo. of reproducing females in the population
χFraction of females that mate with their brothers; a fraction of (1 − χ) females mate with males other than their brothers
tiTransmission rate: proportion of offspring from a mother infected with strain i only that is also infected with this strain
LijSurvival rate of offspring from a mother infected with strain i and a father infected with strain j; 0 denotes uninfected parents
ηBaseline survival rate of offspring from incompatible crosses
πDegree of partial compatibility between two strains