A mathematical modeling approach to assess biological control of an orange tree disease

Iulia Martina Bulai, Ana Cristina Esteves, Fernanda Lima, Ezio Venturino

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Abstract

The model presented and investigated here describes the interaction between the orange tree and two different microorganisms, the pathogen fungus Guignardia citricarpa and the antagonist Trichoderma harzianum T1A. The pathogen-free point and coexistence are the only possible system's equilibria. The pathogen-free point bifurcates from coexistence when the antagonist strength is sufficiently high, but does not appear to be much dependent on the amount of beneficial fungus employed. This result represents a relevant guideline for the applied ecologist and for the farmers. Sensitivity analysis in suitable parameter spaces is performed numerically.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107140
JournalApplied Mathematics Letters
Volume118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Guignardia citricarpa
  • Mathematical model
  • Orange tree
  • Trichoderma harzianum T1A

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