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Research Article

Expression Analysis of the Theileria parva Subtelomere-Encoded Variable Secreted Protein Gene Family

  • Jacqueline Schmuckli-Maurer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jacqueline Schmuckli-Maurer, Carlo Casanova

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Carlo Casanova equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jacqueline Schmuckli-Maurer, Carlo Casanova

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    Current address: Institute for Infectious Diseases, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Stéfanie Schmied,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    Current address: Clinical Trials Unit, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Sarah Affentranger,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    Current address: Institute of Pathology, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Iana Parvanova,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Simon Kang'a,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Vishvanath Nene,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Frank Katzer,

    Affiliation: Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin, Midlothian, United Kingdom

    Current address: Moredun Research Institute, Penicuik, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Declan McKeever,

    Affiliation: Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin, Midlothian, United Kingdom

    Current address: Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Joachim Müller,

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Richard Bishop,

    Affiliation: International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Arnab Pain,

    Affiliation: Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Dirk A. E. Dobbelaere mail

    dirk.dobbelaere@mopa.unibe.ch

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Published: March 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004839

About the Authors

Jacqueline Schmuckli-Maurer, Carlo Casanova, Stéfanie Schmied, Sarah Affentranger, Iana Parvanova, Dirk A. E. Dobbelaere
Molecular Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Simon Kang'a, Vishvanath Nene
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Frank Katzer, Declan McKeever
Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Joachim Müller
Institute of Parasitology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Richard Bishop
International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Arnab Pain
Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: dirk.dobbelaere@mopa.unibe.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSM CC RB AP DAD. Performed the experiments: JSM CC SS SA IP SK JM. Analyzed the data: JSM CC VMN RB DAD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JSM FK DM RB AP. Wrote the paper: DAD.