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Characterization of MicroRNAs from Orientobilharzia turkestanicum, a Neglected Blood Fluke of Human and Animal Health Significance

  • Chun-Ren Wang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chun-Ren Wang, Min-Jun Xu

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China, College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Min-Jun Xu equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chun-Ren Wang, Min-Jun Xu

    mjxu@yahoo.cn (MJX); xingquanzhu1@hotmail.com (XQZ)

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Jing-Hua Fu,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China, College of Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Alasdair J. Nisbet,

    Affiliation: Parasitology Division, Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Qiao-Cheng Chang,

    Affiliation: College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Dong-Hui Zhou,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Si-Yang Huang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Feng-Cai Zou,

    Affiliation: College of Animal Science and Technology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Xing-Quan Zhu mail

    mjxu@yahoo.cn (MJX); xingquanzhu1@hotmail.com (XQZ)

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China, College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China, College of Animal Science and Technology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047001

About the Authors

Chun-Ren Wang, Min-Jun Xu, Jing-Hua Fu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Si-Yang Huang, Xing-Quan Zhu
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China
Chun-Ren Wang, Qiao-Cheng Chang, Xing-Quan Zhu
College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China
Jing-Hua Fu
College of Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China
Alasdair J. Nisbet
Parasitology Division, Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Feng-Cai Zou, Xing-Quan Zhu
College of Animal Science and Technology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XQZ MJX CRW. Performed the experiments: MJX CRW JHF. Analyzed the data: MJX JHF CRW XQZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QCC DHZ SYH FCZ. Wrote the paper: MJX XQZ AJN CRW.