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Research Article

Gender-Associated Genes in Filarial Nematodes Are Important for Reproduction and Potential Intervention Targets

  • Ben-Wen Li mail,

    bli@wustl.edu

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

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  • Amy C. Rush,

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

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  • Dao-Jun Jiang,

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

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  • Makedonka Mitreva,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Sahar Abubucker,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Gary J. Weil

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

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  • Published: January 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000947

About the Authors

Ben-Wen Li, Amy C. Rush, Dao-Jun Jiang, Gary J. Weil
Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Makedonka Mitreva, Sahar Abubucker
Department of Genetics, The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bli@wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BWL GJW. Performed the experiments: BWL ACR DJJ GJW. Analyzed the data: BWL ACR DJJ MM SA GJW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJW. Wrote the paper: BWL MM GJW.