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Research Article

New Genes in Traditional Seed Systems: Diffusion, Detectability and Persistence of Transgenes in a Maize Metapopulation

  • Joost van Heerwaarden mail,

    joost.vanheerwaarden@wur.nl

    Affiliations: Biometris, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México

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  • Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo,

    Affiliations: Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México, Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program in Bioinformatics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Elena R. Alvarez-Buylla,

    Affiliations: Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México, Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México

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  • Mauricio R. Bellon

    Affiliation: Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: October 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046123

About the Authors

Joost van Heerwaarden
Biometris, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Joost van Heerwaarden, Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo, Elena R. Alvarez-Buylla
Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México
Elena R. Alvarez-Buylla
Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México
Mauricio R. Bellon
Bioversity International, Rome, Italy
Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo
Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program in Bioinformatics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: joost.vanheerwaarden@wur.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JvH. Performed the experiments: JvH. Analyzed the data: JvH DODV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRB. Wrote the paper: JvH EAB MRB.