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Research Article

PCR Master Mixes Harbour Murine DNA Sequences. Caveat Emptor!

  • Philip W. Tuke mail,

    philip.tuke@hpa.org.uk

    Affiliation: Transfusion Microbiology Research and Development, National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratories, National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Colindale, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kate I. Tettmar,

    Affiliation: Transfusion Microbiology Research and Development, National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratories, National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Colindale, London, United Kingdom

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  • Asif Tamuri,

    Affiliation: Division of Mathematical Biology, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan P. Stoye,

    Affiliation: Division of Virology, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Richard S. Tedder

    Affiliations: Transfusion Microbiology Research and Development, National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratories, National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Colindale, London, United Kingdom, Blood Borne Virus Unit, Virus Reference Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, Colindale, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019953

About the Authors

Philip W. Tuke, Kate I. Tettmar, Richard S. Tedder
Transfusion Microbiology Research and Development, National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratories, National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Colindale, London, United Kingdom
Richard S. Tedder
Blood Borne Virus Unit, Virus Reference Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, Colindale, London, United Kingdom
Asif Tamuri
Division of Mathematical Biology, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
Jonathan P. Stoye
Division of Virology, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: philip.tuke@hpa.org.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PWT KIT RST. Performed the experiments: PWT. Analyzed the data: AT JPS PWT. Wrote the paper: PWT RST JPS.