Spread of viral infection of immobilized bacteria

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A reaction diffusion system with a distributed time delay is proposed for virus spread on bacteria immobilized on an agar-coated plate. A distributed delay explicitly accounts for a virus latent period of variable duration. The model allows the number of virus progeny released when an infected cell lyses to depend on the duration of the latent period. A unique spreading speed for virus infection is established and traveling wave solutions are shown to exist. c American Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-342
Number of pages16
JournalNetworks and Heterogeneous Media
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Distributed delay.
  • Linear determinacy
  • Speed of spread
  • Traveling wave solution
  • Virus plaque
  • Virus spread

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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