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Research Article

Alpha-Class Glutathione S-Transferases in Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo): Characterization and Role in Resistance to the Carcinogenic Mycotoxin Aflatoxin B1

  • Ji Eun Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and Interdepartmental Graduate Toxicology Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

    Current address: Avian Research Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Brett R. Bunderson,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and Interdepartmental Graduate Toxicology Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

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  • Amanda Croasdell,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and Interdepartmental Graduate Toxicology Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

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  • Kent M. Reed,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Roger A. Coulombe Jr mail

    roger@usu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and Interdepartmental Graduate Toxicology Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

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  • Published: April 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060662

About the Authors

Ji Eun Kim, Brett R. Bunderson, Amanda Croasdell, Roger A. Coulombe Jr
Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and Interdepartmental Graduate Toxicology Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America
Kent M. Reed
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: roger@usu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors wish to declare that a patent application (#13471776) has been submitted to the United States Patent Office for a diagnostic kit for disease resistance in turkeys. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RC JK KR. Performed the experiments: JK BB AC KR RC. Analyzed the data: JK BB AC KR RC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RC KR. Wrote the paper: JK BB KR RC.