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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

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