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Distances needed to limit cross-fertilization between GM and conventional maize in Europe

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Figure 1: Cross-fertilization rates for Bt maize.


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The authors thank M. Czarnak-Klos for help in the interpretation of the data sets of maize cross-fertilization trials that constitute the database of this analysis and J. Delincé for his useful comments on statistical simulation. The authors wish to express thanks to G. Squire, as coordinator of the gene flow and ecological field studies of the SIGMEA project, for providing SIGMEA data sets on maize cross-fertilization trials. Within the SIGMEA partners, many thanks are extended to R. Wilhelm for providing data under German agricultural conditions, A. Vogler for Swiss data and J. Messeguer for data from Spain.

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Riesgo, L., Areal, F., Sanvido, O. et al. Distances needed to limit cross-fertilization between GM and conventional maize in Europe. Nat Biotechnol 28, 780–782 (2010).

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