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Research Article

The Echinococcus granulosus Antigen B Gene Family Comprises at Least 10 Unique Genes in Five Subclasses Which Are Differentially Expressed

  • Wenbao Zhang mail,

    wenbaozhang62@yahoo.com.cn

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

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  • Jun Li,

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Malcolm K. Jones,

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Zhuangzhi Zhang,

    Affiliation: Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

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  • Li Zhao,

    Affiliation: Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

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  • David Blair,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Donald Peter McManus

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: August 10, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000784

About the Authors

Wenbao Zhang, Jun Li, Malcolm K. Jones, Donald Peter McManus
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Wenbao Zhang, Zhuangzhi Zhang, Li Zhao
Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
Malcolm K. Jones
School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
David Blair
School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: wenbaozhang62@yahoo.com.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ JL MKJ DPM. Performed the experiments: WZ JL. Analyzed the data: WZ JL MKJ DB DPM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WZ JL MKJ ZZ LZ DPM. Wrote the paper: WZ DPM.