Insufficient evidence for the discovery of transgenes in Mexican landraces

  title={Insufficient evidence for the discovery of transgenes in Mexican landraces},
  author={Bernd Schoel and John Fagan},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
In the recently published article ‘Transgenes in Mexican maize: molecular evidence and methodological considerations for GMO detection in landrace populations’ by Pineyro-Nelson et al. (2009), the authors report the finding of transgenes in Oaxacan maize landraces and make several claims to which we feel compelled to respond. The authors maintain that testing of leaf tissues in general, and in particular at Genetic ID (GID), is inclined to false negative results and that the presence of… 
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