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Towards a Semen Proteome of the Dengue Vector Mosquito: Protein Identification and Potential Functions

  • Laura K. Sirot mail,

    Lsirot@wooster.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Melissa C. Hardstone equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melissa C. Hardstone, Michelle E. H. Helinski

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

    Current address: Center for Vector Biology and Zoonotic Diseases, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Michelle E. H. Helinski equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melissa C. Hardstone, Michelle E. H. Helinski

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • José M. C. Ribeiro,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mari Kimura,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

    Current address: AAAS-NSF S&T Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Prasit Deewatthanawong,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Mariana F. Wolfner,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Laura C. Harrington

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: March 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000989

About the Authors

Laura K. Sirot, Mariana F. Wolfner
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Melissa C. Hardstone, Michelle E. H. Helinski, Mari Kimura, Prasit Deewatthanawong, Laura C. Harrington
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
José M. C. Ribeiro
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Lsirot@wooster.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LKS MEHH MFW LCH. Performed the experiments: LKS MEHH MK. Analyzed the data: LKS MCH JMCR PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MFW LCH. Wrote the paper: LKS MCH MEHH JMCR MFW LCH. Generated databases of predicted peptides for protein discovery, and generated output for each of these proteins on predicted protein domains, homologs, and other features: JMCR.