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A New Family of Giardial Cysteine-Rich Non-VSP Protein Genes and a Novel Cyst Protein

  • Barbara J. Davids equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Barbara J. Davids, David S. Reiner

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Bdavids@ucsd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • David S. Reiner equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Barbara J. Davids, David S. Reiner

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Shanda R. Birkeland,

    Affiliation: Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sarah P. Preheim,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Cipriano,

    Affiliation: Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrew G. McArthur,

    Affiliation: Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Frances D. Gillin

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Published: December 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000044

About the Authors

Barbara J. Davids, David S. Reiner, Frances D. Gillin
Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America
Shanda R. Birkeland, Michael J. Cipriano, Andrew G. McArthur
Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sarah P. Preheim
Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Bdavids@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM FG BD DR. Performed the experiments: BD DR SB SP. Analyzed the data: AM FG BD DR SB SP MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AM. Wrote the paper: AM FG BD. Other: Provided grant funding: FG AM.