About the Authors

Oreenaiza Nordin

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wesley Donald

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wong Hong Ming

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Teoh Guat Ney

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Khairul Asuad Mohamed

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nor Azlina Abdul Halim

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Peter Winskill

Affiliations Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom, Medical Research Council Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Azahari Abdul Hadi

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Zulkamal Safi'in Muhammad

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Renaud Lacroix

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sarah Scaife

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Andrew Robert McKemey

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Camilla Beech

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Murad Shahnaz

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Luke Alphey

Affiliations Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Derric David Nimmo

derric.nimmo@oxitec.com

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Wasi Ahmed Nazni

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Han Lim Lee

Affiliation Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Competing Interests

Those authors affiliated to Oxitec Limited or Oxitec Sdn Bhd (as noted in the author list) are past or present employees or sponsored students of Oxitec Limited or Oxitec Sdn Bhd, which therefore provided salary and other support for the research program. Also, some of these employees have shares or share options in Oxitec Ltd. Oxitec and the University of Oxford own intellectual property related to the subject matter of this study. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. All other authors declare no conflicting interests.

Author Contributions

Reviewed and approved the final text: AAH AM CB DN KAM LA HLL NAAH WAN ON PW RL MS SS TGN WD WHM ZSM. Conceived and designed the experiments: DN CB LA AM WAN. Performed the experiments: ON WD WHM TGN KAM NAAH AAH ZSM SS. Analyzed the data: DN PW RL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HLL WAN MS. Wrote the paper: DN LA CB RL WAN HLL.