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Research Article

Insertion of an Esterase Gene into a Specific Locust Pathogen (Metarhizium acridum) Enables It to Infect Caterpillars

  • Sibao Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.

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  • Weiguo Fang,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Chengshu Wang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

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  • Raymond J. St. Leger mail

    stleger@umd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: June 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002097

About the Authors

Sibao Wang, Weiguo Fang, Raymond J. St. Leger
Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Chengshu Wang
Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Corresponding Author

Email: stleger@umd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SW RJSL. Performed the experiments: SW WF RJSL. Analyzed the data: SW CW RJSL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CW. Wrote the paper: SW RJSL.