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BMC Plant Biology

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Expression of concern: Synthetic versions of firefly luciferase and Renilla luciferase reporter genes that resist transgene silencing in sugarcane

BMC Plant BiologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201515:293

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-015-0671-6

Received: 1 December 2015

Accepted: 1 December 2015

Published: 30 December 2015

The original article was published in BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:92

Expression of concern

The publishers of this journal are publishing this Expression of Concern because attribution for the synthesis and design of the luc* and Renluc* coding sequences in this article [1] is under dispute.

The correct table and description of the method set out in Table S1 can be found in this article [2].

The University of Queensland advises that there has been no academic misconduct but the wording of any erratum remains under dispute.

Notes

Declarations

Open AccessThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
The authors of this Expression of Concern are members of The Research Integrity Group at BioMed Central. BioMed Central, London, UK

References

  1. Chou TC, Moyle RL. Synthetic versions of firefly luciferase and Renilla luciferase reporter genes that resist transgene silencing in sugarcane. BMC Plant Biol. 2014;14:92.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Jackson MA, Sternes PR, Mudge SR, Graham MW, Birch RG. Design rules for efficient transgene expression in plants. Plant Biotech J. 2014;12:925–33.View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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© Patel and Kowalczuk. 2016

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