Submitted to: Nature
Publication Type: Review article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2002
Publication Date: 4/11/2002
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. Interpretive Summary:
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).