Table 1: Summary of results on the ESS host exploitation condition.

From: The evolution of sex-specific virulence in infectious diseases

TransmissionVirulence
 Not sex-specificSex-specific
  In male hostsIn female hosts
Horizontal α=0
Horizontal & Vertical 0<α<1
  1. The table summarizes the specific results following from our main results on ESS conditions. Columns present the ESS virulence when virulence is not sex-specific, male-specific and female-specific. Rows present the ESS virulence when there is horizontal transmission only, and when there is horizontal and vertical transmission.