About the Authors

Jennifer M. Fitzpatrick

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Anna V. Protasio

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Andrew J. McArdle

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gary A. Williams

Affiliation Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

David A. Johnston

Affiliation Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Karl F. Hoffmann

krh@aber.ac.uk

Address Current address: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMF. Performed the experiments: JMF. Analyzed the data: JMF. Wrote the paper: JMF. Helped conceive the study, carried out the DNA microarray hybridization experiments and data analysis as well as helped draft the manuscript: JMF. Performed the real time PCR experiments: AVP. Wrote the scripts to link the 50-mer oligonucleotides to the Gbrowse window of SchistoGeneDB: AJM. Performed the bioinformatics analysis of the schistosome sequences used for oligonucleotide design and helped in downstream bioinformatics analyses of differentially transcribed sequences: DAJ. Designed the oligonucleotides from the assembled sequences: GAW Helped conceive the study, participated in the design and coordination, analyzed the data and helped to draft the manuscript: KFH.