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Research Article

Host Alternation Is Necessary to Maintain the Genome Stability of Rift Valley Fever Virus

  • Sara Moutailler,

    Affiliation: Molecular Genetics of Bunyavirus, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

    Current address: AFSSA LERPAZ, UMR BIPAR, AFSSA, ENVA, UPVM, Maisons-Alfort, France

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  • Benjamin Roche,

    Affiliation: Developmental Genetics and Biochemistry, Department of Immunology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Jean-Michel Thiberge,

    Affiliation: Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Valérie Caro,

    Affiliation: Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • François Rougeon,

    Affiliation: Developmental Genetics and Biochemistry, Department of Immunology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Anna-Bella Failloux mail

    afaillou@pasteur.fr

    Affiliation: Molecular Genetics of Bunyavirus, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Published: May 24, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001156

About the Authors

Sara Moutailler, Anna-Bella Failloux
Molecular Genetics of Bunyavirus, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Benjamin Roche, François Rougeon
Developmental Genetics and Biochemistry, Department of Immunology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Jean-Michel Thiberge, Valérie Caro
Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: afaillou@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SR A-BF FR. Performed the experiments: SM BR. Analyzed the data: SM BR FR A-BF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SM J-MT VC. Wrote the paper: SM FR A-BF.