About the Authors

Darren J. Gray, Yue-Sheng Li
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Darren J. Gray, Robert S. Li, Donald P. McManus
Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia

Darren J. Gray, Aaron P. Thrift, Gail M. Williams, Robert S. Li
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Aaron P. Thrift
Cancer Control Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Feng Zheng, Jiagang Guo, Rong Zhu, Hongqing Zhu, Chun Li Cao
National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Yue-Sheng Li, Zhen Yuan Zhao
Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Control on Schistosomiasis in Lake Region, Yueyang, People's Republic of China

Honggen Chen, Dan Dan Lin
Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

Tianping Wang
Anhui Institute for Schistosomiasis Control, Hefei, People's Republic of China

Xin Jiang Xu
Hubei Institute for Schistosomiasis Control, Wuhan, People's Republic of China

George M. Davis
Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Centre, Washington D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Donald.McManus@qimr.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DJG GMW FZ YSL JG GMD DPM. Performed the experiments: FZ YSL JG HC TW XJX RZ HZ CLC DDL ZYZ RSL. Analyzed the data: DJG GMW APT RSL DPM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FZ YSL JG HC TW XJX RZ HZ CLC DDL ZYZ RSL. Wrote the paper: DJG APT GMW DPM.