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Larger Mammalian Body Size Leads to Lower Retroviral Activity

Figure 5

The effect of body size (B) for different horizontal transmission rates (λ) on the structure of the population at equilibrium.

At high rates of horizontal transmission (λ), the proportion of infected individuals reaches a plateau for increasing body sizes. Moreover, in this case, for larger body sizes, there is a greater proportion of exogenous retrovirus infections than there are endogenous ones.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1004214.g005