Re: More responses to Christopher Noble 25 February 2004
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Christopher J Noble,
postdoctoral fellow
Bern Switzerland

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Re: Re: More responses to Christopher Noble

The Perth Group write: "In the study we have cited the authors even gave several reasons, based on sound biological principles, why the variability of the viral genomes cannot be much larger than 1%. In fact, to avoid any misinterpretation we have repeatedly quoted these authors."

The papers that you have cited do nothing of the sort. I have provided you with a reference in a peer reviewed journal and complete gene sequences for the three Sabin polio isolates. They differ from each other by much more than 1%.

After several months the only thing you have proven is your inability to admit to mistakes.

(1) Toyoda H, Kohara M, Kataoka Y, Suganuma T, Omata T, Imura N, Nomoto A. Complete nucleotide sequences of all three poliovirus serotype genomes. Implication for genetic relationship, gene function and antigenic determinants. J Mol Biol. 1984 Apr 25;174(4):561-85.

Competing interests: None declared