Biodiversity (Communications arising): Maize transgene results in Mexico are artefacts (see editorial footnote)

@article{Kaplinsky2002BiodiversityA,
  title={Biodiversity (Communications arising): Maize transgene results in Mexico are artefacts (see editorial footnote)},
  author={Nicholas J. Kaplinsky and David M. Braun and Damon Lisch and Angela Hay and Sarah Hake and Michael Freeling},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={416},
  pages={601-602}
}
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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