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A Reverse Transcriptase-PCR Assay for Detecting Filarial Infective Larvae in Mosquitoes

  • Sandra J. Laney mail,

    Slaney@smith.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Caitlin J. Buttaro,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sabato Visconti,

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nils Pilotte,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Reda M. R. Ramzy,

    Affiliation: National Nutrition Institute, Cairo, Egypt

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  • Gary J. Weil,

    Affiliation: Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Steven A. Williams

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000251

About the Authors

Sandra J. Laney, Caitlin J. Buttaro, Sabato Visconti, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sabato Visconti
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Reda M. R. Ramzy
National Nutrition Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Gary J. Weil
Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Steven A. Williams
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Slaney@smith.edu

Competing Interests

One of the authors of this manuscript, Dr. Gary Weil, is on the Editorial Board of this journal as an Editorial Advisor.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL RR GW SW. Performed the experiments: SL CB SV NP. Analyzed the data: SL CB SV NP. Wrote the paper: SL. Edited and revised the manuscript: RR GW SW. Edited the manuscript: NP.