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The Baculovirus Uses a Captured Host Phosphatase to Induce Enhanced Locomotory Activity in Host Caterpillars

  • Susumu Katsuma mail,

    katsuma@ss.ab.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Yasue Koyano,

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • WonKyung Kang,

    Affiliation: Molecular Entomology Laboratory, RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako, Japan

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  • Ryuhei Kokusho,

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Shizuo George Kamita,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Toru Shimada

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: April 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002644

About the Authors

Susumu Katsuma, Yasue Koyano, Ryuhei Kokusho, Toru Shimada
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
WonKyung Kang
Molecular Entomology Laboratory, RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako, Japan
Shizuo George Kamita
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: katsuma@ss.ab.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK. Performed the experiments: SK YK WK RK. Analyzed the data: SK YK WK RK SGK TS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SGK. Wrote the paper: SK SGK.