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Research Article

Aquaporins Are Critical for Provision of Water during Lactation and Intrauterine Progeny Hydration to Maintain Tsetse Fly Reproductive Success

  • Joshua B. Benoit mail,

    joshua.benoit@uc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, 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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  • Immo A. Hansen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Institute of Applied Biosciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Geoffrey M. Attardo,

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

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  • Veronika Michalková,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

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  • Paul O. Mireji,

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

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  • Joel L. Bargul,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Unit, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Lisa L. Drake,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Institute of Applied Biosciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Daniel K. Masiga,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Unit, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Serap Aksoy

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

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About the Authors

Joshua B. Benoit, Geoffrey M. Attardo, Veronika Michalková, Serap Aksoy
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Immo A. Hansen, Lisa L. Drake
Department of Biology and Institute of Applied Biosciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America
Veronika Michalková
Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Paul O. Mireji
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
Joel L. Bargul, Daniel K. Masiga
Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Unit, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: joshua.benoit@uc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Performed the experiments: JBB VM POM LLD. Analyzed the data: JBB IAH GMA VM POM LLD JLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JBB IAH LLD DKM SA. Wrote the paper: JBB IAH GMA DKM SA.