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Title: Biodiversity (Communications Arising): Maize Transgene Results in Mexico Are Artefacts

item Kaplinsky, Nick - UCB P&MB BERKELEY
item Braun, David - UCB P&MB BERKELEY
item Lisch, Damon - UCB P&MB BERKELEY
item Hay, Angela - UCB/ARS PGEC ALBANY
item Hake, Sarah
item Freeking, Michael - UCB P&MB BERKELEY

Submitted to: Nature
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: April 4, 2002
Publication Date: April 11, 2002
Citation: Kaplinsky, N., Braun, D., Lisch, D., Hay, A., Hake, S.C., Freeking, M. 2002. Biodiversity (communications arising): maize transgene results in Mexico are artefacts. Nature 416:601-602.

Technical Abstract: Quist and Chapela's conclusion that the transgenes they claim to have detected in native maize in Oaxaca, Mexico, are predominantly reassorted and inserted into a "diversity of genomic contexts" seems to be based on an artefact arising from the inverse polymerase chain reaction (i-PCR) they used to amplify sequences flanking 35S transgenes from cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV).

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