A paper in Food and Chemical Toxicology, published in Elsevier, claiming that Bacillus thuringiensis showed toxic effects in the blood of Swiss albino mice has been withdrawn.

Citation: Mezzomo BP, Miranda-Vilela AL, de Souza Freire I, Barbosa LC, Portilho FA, Lacava ZG, Grisolia CK, 'WITHDRAWN: Effects of oral administration of Bacillus thuringiensis as spore-crystal strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa on hematologic and genotoxic endpoints of Swiss albino mice', Food Chem Toxicol. 2012 Nov 9. pii: S0278-6915(12)00777-6. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2012.10.032

That's good news, right?

Yeah, but here is the weird part. It is now in another (open access) journal.

Citation: Mezzomo BP, Miranda-Vilela AL, Freire IdS, Barbosa LCP, Portilho FA, et al. (2013) Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice. J Hematol Thromb Dis 1:104. doi: 10.4172/jhtd.1000104

A brand new open access journal takes an article withdrawn by Elsevier?  Stay tuned.

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