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Author notes

Kostas Bourtzis (e-mail: is a postdoctoral associate
Scott O'Neill ( is an associate professor in the Section of Vector Biology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510. Bourtzis is also a research scientist with the Insect Molecular Genetics Group of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the Foundation for Research and Technology in Crete, Greece.