Zhongkai Guo, Haifeng Huo, Qiuyan Ren and Hong Xiang
A modified Leslie-Gower predator-prey system with discrete and distributed delays is introduced. By analyzing the associated characteristic equation, stability and local Hopf bifurcation of the model are studied. It is found that the positive equilibrium is asymptotically stable when $\tau$ is less than a critical value and unstable when $\tau$ is greater than this critical value and the system can also undergo Hopf bifurcation at the positive equilibrium when $\tau$ crosses this critical value. Furthermore, using the normal form theory and center manifold theorem, the formulae for determining the direction of periodic solutions bifurcating from positive equilibrium are derived. Some numerical simulations are also carried out to illustrate our results.