About the Authors

Blandine Massonnet-Bruneel

blandine.bruneel@lyon.unicancer.fr (BMB); paul.reiter@pasteur.fr (PR)

Affiliation Unité Insectes et Maladies Infectieuses, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Nicole Corre-Catelin

Affiliation Unité Insectes et Maladies Infectieuses, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Renaud Lacroix

Affiliations Unité Insectes et Maladies Infectieuses, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Oxitec Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom

Rosemary S. Lees

Current address: Insect Pest Control Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

Affiliation Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom,

Kim Phuc Hoang

Affiliation Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom,

Derric Nimmo

Affiliation Oxitec Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom

Luke Alphey

Affiliations Oxitec Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom,

Paul Reiter

blandine.bruneel@lyon.unicancer.fr (BMB); paul.reiter@pasteur.fr (PR)

Affiliation Unité Insectes et Maladies Infectieuses, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Competing Interests

RL, RSL, HKP, DN, and LA are or have been employees or students of Oxitec Ltd and/or the University of Oxford. Oxitec and the University of Oxford hold intellectual property relating to the subject matter of this paper. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BMB DN LA PR. Performed the experiments: BMB NCC RL RSL KPH DN. Analyzed the data: BMB DN PR. Wrote the paper: BMB LA PR.