About the Authors

Luca Facchinelli, Laura Valerio, Rachael K. Walsh, Thomas W. Scott
Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Laura Valerio
Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Università la Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Janine M. Ramsey, Guillermo Bond
Centro Regional de Investigación en Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Tapachula, Chiapas, México

Fred Gould, Rachael K. Walsh
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Fred Gould, Alun L. Lloyd, Thomas W. Scott
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Michael A. Robert, Alun L. Lloyd
Biomathematics Graduate Program and Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Anthony A. James
Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Luke Alphey
Oxitec Ltd., Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Luke Alphey
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

Luke Alphey is an employee of Oxitec Ltd, which provided salary and other support for the research program. Also, such employee has shares or share options in Oxitec Ltd. Both Oxitec Ltd. and Oxford University have one or more patents or patent applications related to the subject of this paper.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LF LV TWS JMR GB FG LA AAJ. Performed the experiments: LF LV RKW. Analyzed the data: LV LF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAR ALL FG. Wrote the paper: LF LV TWS FG. Supervised research: TWS JMR AAJ. Revised the manuscript critically adding important intellectual content: AAJ. Acquisition of funding: AAJ.