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Research Article

Telomere Length Affects the Frequency and Mechanism of Antigenic Variation in Trypanosoma brucei

  • Galadriel A. Hovel-Miner,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Catharine E. Boothroyd,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Monica Mugnier,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Oliver Dreesen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Biology, Immunos, Singapore

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  • George A. M. Cross,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • F. Nina Papavasiliou mail

    papavasiliou@rockefeller.edu

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: August 30, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002900

About the Authors

Galadriel A. Hovel-Miner, Catharine E. Boothroyd, Monica Mugnier, F. Nina Papavasiliou
Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America
Oliver Dreesen
Institute of Medical Biology, Immunos, Singapore
George A. M. Cross
Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: papavasiliou@rockefeller.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GAHM CEB MM OD GAMC FNP. Performed the experiments: GAHM CEB MM. Analyzed the data: GAHM CEB MM FNP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GAHM CEB GAMC FNP. Wrote the paper: GAHM.