Resolution of the Mexican transgene detection controversy: error sources and scientific practice in commercial and ecological contexts

Authors

  • A. PIÑEYRO-NELSON,

    1. Laboratorio de Genética Molecular, Desarrollo y Evolución de Plantas, Dpto. de Ecología Funcional, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Tercer Circuito Exterior, Junto al Jardín Botánico, México DF 04510, México
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  • J. VAN HEERWAARDEN,

    1. C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology & Resource Conservation (PE&RC), Laboratory of Plant Breeding, Waageningen University, P.O. Box 386, 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands
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  • H. R. PERALES,

    1. Departamento de Agroecología, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Carretera Panamericana y Periférico Sur s/n, San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico
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  • J. A. SERRATOS-HERNÁNDEZ,

    1. Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México. Coordinación Académica. Avenida División del Norte 906, Narvarte Poniente 03020, México DF, México
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  • A. RANGEL,

    1. CINVESTAV Irapuato, Km. 9.6 Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato-León. A.P. 629, C.P. 36500 Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
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  • M. B. HUFFORD,

    1. Department of Plant Sciences/MS1, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • P. GEPTS,

    1. Department of Plant Sciences/MS1, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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  • A. GARAY-ARROYO,

    1. Laboratorio de Genética Molecular, Desarrollo y Evolución de Plantas, Dpto. de Ecología Funcional, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Tercer Circuito Exterior, Junto al Jardín Botánico, México DF 04510, México
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  • R. RIVERA-BUSTAMANTE,

    1. CINVESTAV Irapuato, Km. 9.6 Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato-León. A.P. 629, C.P. 36500 Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
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  • E. R. ÁLVAREZ-BUYLLA

    1. Laboratorio de Genética Molecular, Desarrollo y Evolución de Plantas, Dpto. de Ecología Funcional, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Tercer Circuito Exterior, Junto al Jardín Botánico, México DF 04510, México
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  • A. Piñeyro-Nelson is interested in molecular genetics and plant evolutionary development. J. van Heerwaarden is interested in the evolutionary genetics of domesticated plants. H. Perales studies the diversity and recent evolution of maize landraces in Mexico. J.A. Serratos-Hernández studies maize genetic resources conservation and biosecurity issues. A. Rangel has been involved in GMO detection services. M.B. Hufford is interested in evolution of invasive species and biodiversity. P. Gepts studies the evolutionary processes that have shaped evolution of crop plants under cultivation. A. Garay-Arroyo is interested in the genetic and molecular bases of plant development. R. Rivera-Bustamante is interested in plant virology and diagnostic procedures. E.R. Alvarez-Buylla is interested in genetics, evolutionary development and plant conservation as well as biomathematics.

Elena Alvarez-Buylla, Fax: 52-55-56229013; E-mail: eabuylla@gmail.com

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