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Correction: PCR and dissection as tools to monitor filarial infection of Aedes polynesiensis mosquitoes in French Polynesia

Catherine Plichart1, Sandra J Laney2, Yves Sechan13, Neil Davies4 and Anne-Marie Legrand1*

Author Affiliations

1 Institut Louis Malardé, PO Box 30, Papeete, 98713 Tahiti, French Polynesia

2 Smith College, Clark Science Center, Northampton, MA 01063, USA

3 Centre IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), PO Box 529, Papeete, 98713 Tahiti, French Polynesia

4 Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station, University of California Berkeley, PO Box 244, 98728 Moorea, French Polynesia

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Filaria Journal 2007, 6:5  doi:10.1186/1475-2883-6-5

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Received:21 February 2007
Accepted:30 March 2007
Published:30 March 2007

© 2007 Plichart et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


After publication of this work [1], we noted that we had inadvertently failed to include the complete list of all co-authors. The full list of authors has now been added and the Authors' contributions and Competing interests sections modified accordingly.

Competing interests

The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

AML designed and coordinated the study, YS oversaw mosquito collections, dissections and rearing, CP conceived and conducted PCR assays, data entry and data analysis, ND assisted with fieldwork design and statistical analysis, and SJL conceived of, and worked on the optimization of the PS-PCR assay.


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the French Polynesia Government, the French Ministry of Overseas Territories, Institut Louis Malardé and the UC Berkeley Gump Station. We thank M. Faaruia, A. Tetuanui and M. Germain for their technical assistance in collecting, dissecting and rearing mosquitoes. We would also like to thank Dr Tom Burkot (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA) for his critical reading of the manuscript.


  1. Plichart C, Sechan Y, Davies N, Legrand A-M: PCR and dissection as tools to monitor filarial infection of Aedes polynesiensis mosquitoes in French Polynesia.

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