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Research Article

Pharyngeal Polysaccharide Deacetylases Affect Development in the Nematode C. elegans and Deacetylate Chitin In Vitro

  • Ronald J. Heustis mail,

    ronald.heustis@tufts.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hong K. Ng,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: School of Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies

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  • Kenneth J. Brand,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Meredith C. Rogers,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: The Medical Scientist Training Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Linda T. Le,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Charles A. Specht,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Juliet A. Fuhrman

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040426

About the Authors

Ronald J. Heustis, Hong K. Ng, Kenneth J. Brand, Meredith C. Rogers, Linda T. Le, Juliet A. Fuhrman
Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America
Charles A. Specht
Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ronald.heustis@tufts.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJH CAS JAF. Performed the experiments: RJH HKN KJB MCR LTL CAS JAF. Analyzed the data: RJH CAS JAF. Wrote the paper: RJH CAS JAF.