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Research Article

Tsetse Immune System Maturation Requires the Presence of Obligate Symbionts in Larvae

  • Brian L. Weiss mail,

    brian.weiss@yale.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Jingwen Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Serap Aksoy

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000619

About the Authors

Brian L. Weiss, Jingwen Wang, Serap Aksoy
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: brian.weiss@yale.edu

Competing Interests

Serap Aksoy, coauthor on this manuscript, is also Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: BLW SA. Performed the experiments: BLW JW. Analyzed the data: BLW SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BLW SA. Wrote the paper: BLW SA.