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Global analysis for an epidemical model of vector-borne plant viruses with disease resistance and nonlinear incidence
Lizhi Fei,Lan Zou,Xingwu Chen
Keywords:nonlinear incidence, plant disease resistance, global stability, vector-borne model
Abstract:
      Vector-borne disease models play an important role in understanding the mechanism of plant disease transmission. In this paper, we study a vector-borne model with plant disease resistance, disease exposed period and nonlinear incidence. We compute the basic reproduction number, determine the implicit locations of equilibria and then investigate their global stability by generalizing a classic geometric approach to higher dimensional systems. Higher dimensions cause greater difficulties such as the construction of the transformation matrix and the estimate of the Lozinskil measure in this geometric approach. For a complete control of vector-borne diseases, a quantitative way is provided by the given expression of the basic reproduction number, from which we need not only increasing plant disease resistance but also decreasing the contact rate between infected plants and susceptible vectors instead of a single one of them.