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Research Article

Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma gondii Manipulates Mate Choice in Rats by Enhancing Attractiveness of Males

  • Shantala Arundathi Hari Dass equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Shantala Arundathi Hari Dass, Anand Vasudevan

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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  • Anand Vasudevan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Shantala Arundathi Hari Dass, Anand Vasudevan

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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  • Deborah Dutta,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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  • Linda Jing Ting Soh,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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  • Robert Morris Sapolsky,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Ajai Vyas mail

    avyas@ntu.edu.sg

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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  • Published: November 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027229

About the Authors

Shantala Arundathi Hari Dass, Anand Vasudevan, Deborah Dutta, Linda Jing Ting Soh, Ajai Vyas
School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Robert Morris Sapolsky
Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: avyas@ntu.edu.sg

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAHD A. Vasudevan RMS A. Vyas. Performed the experiments: SAHD A. Vasudevan DD LJTS A. Vyas. Analyzed the data: SAHD A. Vasudevan A. Vyas. Wrote the paper: RMS A. Vyas.