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Does the negative binomial distribution add up?

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The negative binomial distribution (NBD) is widely used to describe the distribution of parasitic helminths in a number of host individuals and has proved a useful, though possibly overused, empirical and theoretical device. It is therefore important that the limits to the applicability of the NBD be clearly defined. In this paper, Alan Grafen and Mark Woolhouse consider applications of the NBD in situations where either the host or parasite population can be divided into subpopulations of di...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Parasitology today (Personal ed.)
Volume:
9
Issue:
12
Pages:
475-477
Publication date:
1993-12-05
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ISSN:
0169-4758
URN:
uuid:ec5b636c-8f2e-4cd0-80e5-e4f71fa182b8
Source identifiers:
386562
Local pid:
pubs:386562
Language:
English

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