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Research Article

The Transforming Parasite Theileria Co-opts Host Cell Mitotic and Central Spindles to Persist in Continuously Dividing Cells

  • Conrad von Schubert,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Gongda Xue,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    Current address: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Jacqueline Schmuckli-Maurer,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Kerry L. Woods,

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Erich A. Nigg,

    Affiliation: Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

    Current address: Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Dirk A. E. Dobbelaere mail

    dirk.dobbelaere@mopa.unibe.ch

    Affiliation: Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Published: September 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000499

About the Authors

Conrad von Schubert, Gongda Xue, Jacqueline Schmuckli-Maurer, Kerry L. Woods, Dirk A. E. Dobbelaere
Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Erich A. Nigg
Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: dirk.dobbelaere@mopa.unibe.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: CvS GX DAED. Performed the experiments: CvS GX JSM KLW. Analyzed the data: CvS EAN DAED. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EAN. Wrote the paper: CvS DAED.