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Evolutionarily Divergent, Unstable Filamentous Actin Is Essential for Gliding Motility in Apicomplexan Parasites

  • Kristen M. Skillman ,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

    Contributed equally to the experimental studies.

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  • Karthikeyan Diraviyam ,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Contributed equally to the experimental studies.

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  • Asis Khan,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

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  • Keliang Tang,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

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  • David Sept ,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    ‡ Contributed equally to the supervision of the studies.

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  • L. David Sibley mail

    sibley@borcim.wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

    ‡ Contributed equally to the supervision of the studies.

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  • Published: October 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002280

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