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A Novel Highly Divergent Protein Family Identified from a Viviparous Insect by RNA-seq Analysis: A Potential Target for Tsetse Fly-Specific Abortifacients

  • Joshua B. Benoit mail,

    joshua.benoit@yale.edu, joshua.benoit@uc.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America.

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  • Geoffrey M. Attardo,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Veronika Michalkova,

    Affiliations: Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Section of Molecular and Applied Zoology, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America.

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  • Tyler B. Krause,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Jana Bohova,

    Affiliation: Section of Molecular and Applied Zoology, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

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  • Qirui Zhang,

    Affiliation: Departments of Entomology and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Aaron A. Baumann,

    Affiliation: Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Paul O. Mireji,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

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  • Peter Takáč,

    Affiliation: Section of Molecular and Applied Zoology, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

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  • David L. Denlinger,

    Affiliation: Departments of Entomology and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Jose M. Ribeiro,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Serap Aksoy

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: April 24, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003874
  • Published in PLOS Genetics

About the Authors

Joshua B. Benoit, Geoffrey M. Attardo, Veronika Michalkova, Tyler B. Krause, Serap Aksoy
Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Veronika Michalkova, Jana Bohova, Peter Takáč
Section of Molecular and Applied Zoology, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Qirui Zhang, David L. Denlinger
Departments of Entomology and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Aaron A. Baumann
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America
Paul O. Mireji
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
Jose M. Ribeiro
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: joshua.benoit@yale.edu joshua.benoit@uc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JBB GMA SA. Performed the experiments: JBB GMA VM TBK JB QZ AAB POM. Analyzed the data: JBB GMA VM POM JMR SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PT DLD. Wrote the paper: JBB GMA AAB SA.