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Research Article

Microsporidia Are Natural Intracellular Parasites of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

  • Emily R Troemel mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: etroemel@ucsd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Department of Molecular Biology and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Marie-Anne Félix,

    Affiliation: Institut Jacques Monod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universities Paris 6 and 7, Paris, France

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  • Noah K Whiteman,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Antoine Barrière,

    Affiliation: Institut Jacques Monod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universities Paris 6 and 7, Paris, France

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  • Frederick M Ausubel

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Department of Molecular Biology and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 09, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060309

About the Authors

Emily R Troemel, Frederick M Ausubel
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Department of Molecular Biology and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Marie-Anne Félix, Antoine Barrière
Institut Jacques Monod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universities Paris 6 and 7, Paris, France
Noah K Whiteman
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: etroemel@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ERT, M-AF, and FMA conceived and designed the experiments. ERT and M-AF performed the experiments. ERT, M-AF, and NKW analyzed the data. AB contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. ERT, M-AF, and FMA wrote the paper.