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Research Article

A Broad Distribution of the Alternative Oxidase in Microsporidian Parasites

  • Bryony A. P. Williams,

    Affiliations: School of Biosciences, Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Catherine Elliot,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom

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  • Lena Burri,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Yasutoshi Kido,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Kiyoshi Kita,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Anthony L. Moore,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom

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  • Patrick J. Keeling mail

    pkeeling@interchange.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: February 12, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000761

About the Authors

Bryony A. P. Williams
School of Biosciences, Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Bryony A. P. Williams, Lena Burri, Patrick J. Keeling
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Catherine Elliot, Anthony L. Moore
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom
Yasutoshi Kido, Kiyoshi Kita
Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: pkeeling@interchange.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BAPW ALM PJK. Performed the experiments: BAPW CE LB ALM. Analyzed the data: BAPW ALM PJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YK KK ALM. Wrote the paper: BAPW ALM PJK.