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Cell Division in Apicomplexan Parasites Is Organized by a Homolog of the Striated Rootlet Fiber of Algal Flagella

  • Maria E. Francia,

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Carly N. Jordan,

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Jay D. Patel,

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Lilach Sheiner,

    Affiliation: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jessica L. Demerly,

    Affiliation: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Justin D. Fellows,

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jessica Cruz de Leon,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Naomi S. Morrissette,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Jean-François Dubremetz,

    Affiliation: UMR 5235 CNRS, Université de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

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  • Boris Striepen mail

    striepen@uga.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: December 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001444

About the Authors

Maria E. Francia, Carly N. Jordan, Jay D. Patel, Justin D. Fellows, Boris Striepen
Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Lilach Sheiner, Jessica L. Demerly, Boris Striepen
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Jessica Cruz de Leon, Naomi S. Morrissette
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
Jean-François Dubremetz
UMR 5235 CNRS, Université de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

Corresponding Author

Email: striepen@uga.edu

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: MEF CNJ LS JDL NSM JFD BS. Performed the experiments: MEF CNJ JDP LS JLD JDF JDL. Analyzed the data: MEF CNJ LS JDL NSM JFD BS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDL NSM. Wrote the paper: MEF BS.