About the Authors

Daniel R. Abánades, Leonardo V. Arruda, Elaine S. Arruda, Aldina Barral, Manoel Barral-Netto
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (CPqGM), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Leonardo V. Arruda, Aldina Barral, Manoel Barral-Netto
Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

José Roberto A. S. Pinto, Mario S. Palma
Center of the Study of Social Insects, Institute of Biosciences of Rio Claro, Department of Biology, University of São Paulo State (UNESP), Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil

Dorlene Aquino, Arlene J. Caldas
Departamento de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

Manuel Soto
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Aldina Barral, Manoel Barral-Netto
Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Investigação em Imunologia (iii-INCT), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Corresponding Author

mbarral@bahia.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DRA MS AB MBN. Performed the experiments: DRA LVA ESA JRASP DA AJC. Analyzed the data: DRA MSP AB MBN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSP DA AJC. Wrote the paper: DRA LVA MBN.