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Research Article

Identification and Characterization of Seminal Fluid Proteins in the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus

  • Kathryn E. Boes,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, United States of America

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  • José M. C. Ribeiro,

    Affiliation: Vector Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alex Wong,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Laura C. Harrington,

    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 K. Sirot mail

    lsirot@wooster.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: June 19, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002946

About the Authors

Kathryn E. Boes, Laura K. Sirot
Department of Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, United States of America
José M. C. Ribeiro
Vector Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Alex Wong
Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Laura C. Harrington
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Mariana F. Wolfner
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 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: LCH MFW LKS. Performed the experiments: KEB LKS. Analyzed the data: KEB JMCR AW LKS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMCR AW LCH LKS. Wrote the paper: KEB JMCR AW LCH MFW LKS. Generated annotated databases of predicted transcripts and proteins from sequenced transcriptomes: JMCR.