About the Authors

Harald Biessmann

† Deceased.

Affiliation Developmental Biology Center, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Evi Andronopoulou

Affiliation Insect Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Group, Institute of Biology, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Max R. Biessmann

Affiliation Developmental Biology Center, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Vassilis Douris

Affiliation Insect Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Group, Institute of Biology, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Spiros D. Dimitratos

Affiliation Inscent, Inc., Irvine, California, United States of America

Elias Eliopoulos

Affiliation Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Patrick M. Guerin

Affiliation Institute of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Kostas Iatrou

Affiliation Insect Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Group, Institute of Biology, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Robin W. Justice

Affiliations Inscent, Inc., Irvine, California, United States of America, Joint Science Department of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College, Claremont, California, United States of America

Thomas Kröber

Affiliation Institute of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Osvaldo Marinotti

Affiliation Developmental Biology Center, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Panagiota Tsitoura

Affiliation Insect Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Group, Institute of Biology, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Daniel F. Woods

Affiliation Inscent, Inc., Irvine, California, United States of America

Marika F. Walter

mfwalter@uci.edu

Affiliation Developmental Biology Center, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

Drs. Walter and Marinotti are employed part-time by Inscent, and thus derive part of their current salary from Inscent. The data reported here from Drs. Walter and Marinotti were not collected during their time of employment at Inscent, Inc. Drs. Woods, Dimitratos, and Justice are employed full-time at Inscent. The firm is thus stated as a funder of this research. The employment status of the authors does not alter the authors′ adherence to all PLoS ONE policies, including those policies relating to data sharing, materials sharing, and ethical conduct. Inscent has previously filed a patent (2001) covering the use of insect chemosensory proteins in controlling insect pests, this patent has been revised and is pending.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HB SDD PG KI RWJ TK DFW MFW. Performed the experiments: HB EA MB VD SDD EE PG KI RWJ TK PT DFW MFW. Analyzed the data: HB MB SDD EE PG KI RWJ TK OM DFW MFW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HB SDD PG KI RWJ TK DFW MFW. Wrote the paper: HB SDD EE PG KI TK OM DFW MFW.