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A Transcriptomic Analysis of Echinococcus granulosus Larval Stages: Implications for Parasite Biology and Host Adaptation

  • John Parkinson,

    Affiliation: Program in Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    Current address: Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Tuberculose, Centro de Pesquisas em Biologia Molecular e Funcional, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • James D. Wasmuth,

    Affiliation: Program in Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Gustavo Salinas,

    Affiliation: Cátedra de Inmunología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

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  • Cristiano V. Bizarro,

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Cestódeos and Laboratorio de Genômica Estrutural e Funcional, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    Current address: Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Tuberculose, Centro de Pesquisas em Biologia Molecular e Funcional, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • Chris Sanford,

    Affiliation: Program in Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Matthew Berriman,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Henrique B. Ferreira,

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Cestódeos and Laboratorio de Genômica Estrutural e Funcional, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • Arnaldo Zaha,

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Cestódeos and Laboratorio de Genômica Estrutural e Funcional, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • Mark L. Blaxter,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Rick M. Maizels mail,

    rick.maizels@ed.ac.uk (RMM); cfernan@fq.edu.uy (CF)

    Affiliation: Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Cecilia Fernández mail

    rick.maizels@ed.ac.uk (RMM); cfernan@fq.edu.uy (CF)

    Affiliation: Cátedra de Inmunología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

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  • Published: November 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001897

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